There are more than 3032 coal mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in China, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest coal mines by production in China in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Northern Shaanxi Mine

The Northern Shaanxi Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Shaanxi. It is owned by Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group and produced an estimated 35.86 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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2. Heidaigou Mine

Located in Inner Mongolia, the Heidaigou Mine is owned by China Shenhua Energy. The surface mine produced an estimated 33.55 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

3. Daliuta-Huojitu Mine

The Daliuta-Huojitu Mine is located in Shaanxi. It is owned by China Shenhua Energy and produced an estimated 30.48 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2055. Buy the profile here.

4. Bulianta Mine

The Bulianta Mine, owned by China Shenhua Energy, is an underground mine located in Inner Mongolia. The mine produced an estimated 29.32 million tonnes of coal in 2022. The mine will operate until 2034. Buy the profile here.

5. Baorixile Mines

Owned by China Shenhua Energy, the Baorixile Mines is a surface mine located in Inner Mongolia. It produced an estimated 29 million tonnes of coal in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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