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    Japan is the world’s third-largest coal-importing country

    Japan coal imports
    Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics

    Japan imported more than 210 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2018, making it the world’s third-largest coal-importing country after only India and China. Japan continues to use steam coal to fuel one-third of its electricity generation and metallurgical coal for raw steel production.

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