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Annual Coal Report

Release Date: January 20, 2015   |   Next Release Date: December 18, 2015  |   full report 

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The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2013 and prior years are final, with the exception of 2013 electric power sector data, which are preliminary.

Highlights for 2013:

  • For the first time in two decades, U.S. coal production fell below one billion short tons to 984.8 million short tons in 2013 from 1,016.5 million short tons in 2012 (3.1% lower than 2012).
  • Production in the Western Region, which represented about 53.8% of total U.S. coal production in 2013, totaled 530.2 million short tons (2.4% lower than 2012).
  • U.S. coal mine productive capacity decreased 2.5% to 1,252.0 million short tons in 2013, a decrease of 32.4 million short tons compared to 2012.
  • Average number of employees at U.S. coal mines decreased 10.5% to 80,396 employees, a decrease of 9,442 employees compared to 2012.
  • U.S. coal consumption increased 4.0% to 924.8 million short tons, an increase of 35.6 million short tons. The electric power sector consumed about 92.8% of the total U.S. coal consumption in 2013.
  • Average sales price of coal from U.S. mines decreased from $39.95 per short ton in 2012 to $37.24 per short ton in 2013 (6.8% lower than 2012).
  • Total U.S. coal stocks decreased 16.1% to 200.4 million short tons, a decrease of 38.4 million short tons. Electric power sector coal stocks decreased from 185.1 million short tons at the end of 2012 to 148.0 million short tons at the end of 2013 (20.1% lower than 2012).





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Data Tables Formats
Production  
Table 1. Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type
Table 2. Coal Production and Number of Mines by State, County, and Mine Type
Table 3. Underground Coal Production by State and Mining Method
Table 4. Coal Production by Coalbed Thickness and Mine Type
Table 5. Coal Production and Coalbed Thickness by Major Coalbeds and Mine Type
Table 6. Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Coal Rank
Table 7. Coal Production by State, Mine Type, and Union Status
Table 8. Coal Disposition by State
Table 9. Major U.S. Coal Mines
Table 10. Major U.S. Coal Producers
Productive Capacity  
Table 11. Productive Capacity of Coal Mines by State
Table 12. Capacity Utilization of Coal Mines by State
Table 13. Productive Capacity and Capacity Utilization of Underground Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
Recoverable Reserves 
Table 14. Recoverable Coal Reserves and Average Percentage at Producing Mines by State
Table 15. Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Mines, Estimated Recoverable Reserves, and Demonstrated Reserve Base by Mining Method
Table 16. Recoverable Coal Reserves and Average Recovery Percentage at Producing Underground Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
Table 17. Recoverable Coal Reserves and Average Recovery Percentage at Producing U.S. Mines by Mine Production Range and Mine Type
Employment 
Table 18. Average Number of Employees by State and Mine Type
Table 19. Average Number of Employees at Underground and Surface Mines by State and Mine Production Range
Table 20. Average Number of Employees at Underground and Surface Mines by State and Union Status
Productivity 
Table 21. Coal Mining Productivity by State and Mine Type
Table 22. Underground Coal Mining Productivity by State and Mining Method
Table 23. Coal Mining Productivity by State, Mine Type, and Mine Production Range
Table 24. Coal Mining Productivity by State, Mine Type, and Union Status
Domestic Market 
Table 25. Coal Consumers in the Manufacturing and Coke Sectors
Table 26. U.S. Coal Consumption by End Use Sector, Census Division, and State
Table 27. Year-End Coal Stocks by Sector, Census Division, and State
Average Mine Sales Price 
Table 28. Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Mine Type
Table 29. Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Underground Mining Method
Table 30. Average Sales Price of Coal by State, County, and Number of Mines
Table 31. Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Coal Rank
Table 32. Average Sales Price of Coal by Mine Production Range and Mine Type
Table 33. Average Sales Price of U.S. Coal by State and Disposition
Average Consumer Prices 
Table 34. Average Price of Coal Delivered to End Use Sector by Census Division and State

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