China’s coal production today versus Britain’s in 1850

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In the 1850s British coal production averaged 75 million tonnes per year, according to the book I am currently reading. This averages out to 3.4 tonnes per capita. Last year China produced 3.6 billion tonnes of coal, but that only works out at 2.7 tonnes per capita.

So, in terms of coal production China has not even reached levels Britain achieved 150 years ago. A sobering observation.


2 thoughts on “China’s coal production today versus Britain’s in 1850

    Chinese Coal Production said:
    April 13, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Chinas coal produktion live:


    Gola said:
    June 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    WOW, so many coal, a cool live-counter!


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