does the United States or China use more coal every day?



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    China uses much more coal every day. According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy for 2010, the U.S. consumed 498 million tons of oil in 2009, compared to China’s 1537.4 million tons. The U.S. consumes 15.2% of the world’s coal production, while China consumes 46.9% of the market, as of 2009.

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    The Energy Info Administration estimates US coal consumption at just over 1 billion tons per year, and China at 3.5 billion tons per year. The numbers in the other answer are tons of oil equivalent, not tons of coal. That’s a way of comparing the energy out of the coal for each nation, but is not a measure of the actual coal volume consumed.

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