Afghanistan and coal

From Global Energy Monitor

Afghanistan is a minor producer and consumer of coal, producing 2.1 million tonnes and ranked in 42nd in the world.[1]

Coal Resources

Resource Details

Category Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year
BGR Estimate Reserves 66[2] million tonnes 2019
BGR Estimate Resources 0[2] million tonnes 2019
Geological Survey Reserves 66.32[3] million tonnes 2008
Geological Survey Resources 124.82[3] million tonnes 2008
Commercial Reserves Reserves million tonnes
Commercial Resources Resources million tonnes

Coal Production

In 2019, Afghanistan produced 2.1 million tonnes of coal per year, ranking 42nd in the world.

Coal Consumption

Afghanistan consumes 1,871,722 short tons (st) of coal per year as of the year 2016 and ranks 61st in the world, accounting for about 0.2% of the world's total consumption.[4]


Afghanistan does not import nor exports any coal (as of 2016.[4]

Proposed coal stations

Articles and resources


  1. "Argentina". U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Retrieved 2021-06-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
  3. 3.0 3.1 Afghanistan Geological Survey, Geology and mineral resources of Afghanistan, Book 2, Table 6, p 248, Accessed July 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Albania Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer". Retrieved 2021-04-29.

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