Australia Coal Usage/Consumption 1960-2021

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • Australia coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 62.87%, a 1.71% increase from 2014.
  • Australia coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 61.16%, a 2.55% decline from 2013.
  • Australia coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 63.72%, a 4.84% decline from 2012.
  • Australia coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 68.56%, a 0.57% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Poland 80.91%
Hong Kong 65.44%
Australia 62.87%
Czech Republic 53.06%
Israel 45.40%
Germany 44.26%
South Korea 43.08%
Greece 42.66%
Netherlands 38.65%
Chile 37.14%
United States 34.23%
Japan 33.15%
Slovenia 29.59%
Portugal 28.72%
Denmark 24.54%
United Kingdom 22.81%
Croatia 20.56%
Hungary 19.47%
Spain 18.96%
Ireland 17.35%
Italy 16.12%
Slovak Republic 12.51%
Canada 9.84%
Finland 8.30%
Austria 8.23%
Panama 6.92%
Belgium 6.11%
Estonia 5.33%
New Zealand 4.25%
France 2.16%
Argentina 2.03%
Singapore 1.20%
Sweden 0.67%
Norway 0.10%
Lithuania 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Uruguay 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.00%
Australia Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 62.87% 1.71%
2014 61.16% -2.55%
2013 63.72% -4.84%
2012 68.56% 0.57%
2011 67.99% -3.34%
2010 71.33% -3.57%
2009 74.90% -0.93%
2008 75.83% -1.22%
2007 77.05% -2.57%
2006 79.62% 0.09%
2005 79.53% 1.87%
2004 77.66% 0.17%
2003 77.49% 0.38%
2002 77.11% -6.18%
2001 83.29% 0.26%
2000 83.03% 0.28%
1999 82.75% -1.25%
1998 84.00% 1.04%
1997 82.96% 0.80%
1996 82.17% 2.01%
1995 80.16% -0.96%
1994 81.12% 0.68%
1993 80.44% -0.70%
1992 81.14% 0.79%
1991 80.35% 1.62%
1990 78.74% 1.46%
1989 77.28% 0.56%
1988 76.72% 0.18%
1987 76.54% 2.48%
1986 74.06% -0.63%
1985 74.69% 1.48%
1984 73.21% 0.07%
1983 73.13% 2.07%
1982 71.07% -0.07%
1981 71.14% -2.11%
1980 73.25% 3.45%
1979 69.81% -0.94%
1978 70.75% -1.68%
1977 72.43% 4.07%
1976 68.36% -0.46%
1975 68.82% 1.04%
1974 67.78% -7.10%
1973 74.88% 2.96%
1972 71.93% 0.89%
1971 71.03% -4.93%
1970 75.97% -0.17%
1969 76.14% -0.58%
1968 76.72% 1.05%
1967 75.67% -0.09%
1966 75.76% 5.01%
1965 70.75% -1.96%
1964 72.71% 0.85%
1963 71.86% -3.72%
1962 75.58% 2.58%
1961 73.00% -1.42%
1960 74.42% -1.42%