Coal in Canada: Production and exports

Last Modified: Wed Jul 11 2018 16:14:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6.6 billion tonnes
    Recoverable coal reserves in the country.
  • 85%
    Percentage of production that comes from Alberta and British Columbia.
  • 3
    Canada's position among top exporters of metallurgical coal.
  • 61 million tonnes
    of coal produced in 2016, half of that being metallurgical coal that was exported to Japan, South Korea, China, the United States, Chile, Brazil and India.
  • $6.3 billion
    Value of the coal produced in Canada in 2017 according to preliminary numbers from Natural Resources Canada. An increase of 55.6% as a result of higher prices for the second year in a row.
  • $4.5 billion
    Value of exports from Canada in 2017.