South Asia Coal Usage/Consumption 1971-2022

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.
  • South Asia coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 66.10%, a 0.97% increase from 2014.
  • South Asia coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 65.13%, a 2.17% increase from 2013.
  • South Asia coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 62.96%, a 0.66% increase from 2012.
  • South Asia coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 62.31%, a 4.31% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
South Asia 66.10%
East Asia & Pacific 59.39%
Sub-Saharan Africa 50.61%
World 39.17%
North America 30.93%
OECD members 29.44%
European Union 25.64%
Euro Area 22.06%
Latin America & Caribbean 6.68%
South Asia Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 66.10% 0.97%
2014 65.13% 2.17%
2013 62.96% 0.66%
2012 62.31% 4.31%
2011 57.99% 0.16%
2010 57.84% 0.46%
2009 57.37% -1.04%
2008 58.41% 2.83%
2007 55.58% -0.42%
2006 56.00% 0.03%
2005 55.97% -1.04%
2004 57.01% -0.47%
2003 57.48% -1.76%
2002 59.24% 0.28%
2001 58.96% 0.54%
2000 58.42% 1.22%
1999 57.20% 0.52%
1998 56.69% -1.76%
1997 58.45% -1.19%
1996 59.64% 0.53%
1995 59.11% 2.05%
1994 57.06% -1.80%
1993 58.86% 1.92%
1992 56.93% 0.04%
1991 56.90% 1.40%
1990 55.50% -2.30%
1989 57.80% 1.01%
1988 56.79% -1.57%
1987 58.36% 4.17%
1986 54.20% 1.07%
1985 53.12% 3.71%
1984 49.42% 0.83%
1983 48.59% 0.20%
1982 48.39% 2.61%
1981 45.79% 2.15%
1980 43.64% 1.09%
1979 42.55% 0.76%
1978 41.79% -4.18%
1977 45.96% -1.14%
1976 47.10% 2.76%
1975 44.34% -1.72%
1974 46.06% 3.42%
1973 42.64% -2.78%
1972 45.42% 2.79%
1971 42.62% 2.79%