Coal

New Addition: Use EIA's new interactive Coal Data Browser to find, graph, and map coal data. Data sets include production, imports and exports, shipments to electricity plants, and individual mine-level data. Maps include world trade, national, basin, state, and supplier networks.

Find statistics on coal production, consumption, exports, imports, stocks, mining, and prices.

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Summary Additional formats

Coal overview:

Coke overview
PDF XLS
Coal-fired power plants
Existing generating units in the U.S. by state, company and plant
Prices Additional formats
Weekly spot prices (Coal News and Markets)
Coal futures near-month contract final settlement price (weekly NYMEX)  
Average sales price:

  • PDF XLSBy state and mine type
  • PDF XLSBy state and disposition
  • PDF XLSBy state and underground mining method
  • PDF XLSBy state, county, and number of mines
  • PDF XLSBy state and coal rank
  • PDF XLSBy mine production range and mine type
Market average price by state, by market type
INTERACTIVE
Average consumer prices by end use sector, Census division, and state,
PDF XLS
Price to the electric power sector, Census division, and state back to 2008
INTERACTIVE
Prices back to 1949
PDF XLS
International prices
Release date: June 2010
International coal prices, import costs, and import and export prices
 
Reserves  
Recoverable reserves :

  • PDF XLSAt producing mines by state
  • PDF XLSAt producing mines, estimated recoverable reserves, and Demonstrated Reserve Base by mining method
  • PDF XLSAt producing underground coal mines by state and mining method
  • PDF XLSAt producing U.S. mines by mine production range and mine type
Recoverable reserves at producing mines, by Census division and state back to 2008
INTERACTIVE
Coal Demonstrated Reserve Base
PDF XLS
International reserves
Release date: 2009
Total recoverable coal (million short tons)
 
Consumption Additional formats
  • PDF XLS By end-use sector ›
  • PDF XLS By end use sector, by census division and state ›
  • PDF XLS At manufacturing plants by NAICS code ›
By electric power sector, Census division, and state back to 2008
INTERACTIVE
By commercial, coke plants, and other industrial, Census division, and state back to 2008
INTERACTIVE
By sector:
International consumption
Release date: 2012
Total coal sonsumption (thousand short tons)
 
Production Additional formats
Weekly
Estimates of U.S. coal production by State based on railroad car loadings data.
XLS
Quarterly
Seven years of quarterly production data.
PDF XLS
Annual
PDF XLS
Annual by number of mines:
  • PDF XLS By state and mine type ›  
  • PDF XLS By state, county, and mine type ›  
  • PDF XLS By state and coal rank ›  
Historical detailed coal production data (1983-2012)
Includes mine information, annual production, union status, labor hours, and
employment data.
Annual by Census division and state, back to 2008
INTERACTIVE
Coal mining productivity & employees by state and mine type
PDF XLS
Coal mining productivity, annual
PDF XLS
International production
Release date: 2012
Total primary coal production (thousand short tons)
 
Stocks Additional formats
Stocks:

  • PDF XLS By consuming sector and by producers ›  
  • PDF XLS At coke plants by Census division ›  
  • PDF XLS At other industrial plants by Census division and state ›  
  • PDF XLS At manufacturing plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code ›  
Stocks by sector:
Coke and breeze stocks at coke plants by Census division
PDF XLS
Stocks at commercial and institutional users by Census division and state
PDF XLS
Imports, exports & distribution Additional formats

Imports

  • PDF XLSLatest quarterly
  • XLSHistorical
    Release date: April 22, 2014 | Data from: Quarterly Coal Reports 2002 through 2013
    Next release: April 2015

Exports

  • PDF XLSLatest quarterly
  • XLSHistorical
    Release date: April 22, 2014 | Data from: Quarterly Coal Reports 2002 through 2013
    Next release: April 2015
U.S. annual exports by country of destination back to 2000 INTERACTIVE
U.S. quarterly exports by country of destination back to 2000 INTERACTIVE

Distribution

  • Quarterly
    Domestic distribution of U. S. coal by origin state, consumer, destination and method of transportation
  • Annual
    Domestic coal distribution by origin state, destination state, consumer category, and method of transportation
Coal transportation rates  

U.S. coal transportation rates - methodology and archived reports
Release date: July 29, 2014

Real average transportation and delivered costs of coal


XLSby year and primary transport mode (2008 - 12)

XLSby primary transport mode and supply region (2008 - 12)

Real average annual coal transportation costs from coal basin to state  
XLSby truck (2008 - 12)

XLSby waterway (2008 - 12)
XLSby railroad (2008 - 12)
Real average annual coal transportation costs from state to state  
XLSby truck (2008 - 12)
XLSby waterway (2008 - 12)
XLSby railroad (2008 - 12)
International  
Production
Release date: 2012
Total primary coal production (thousand short tons)
 
Consumption
Release date: 2012
Total coal consumption (thousand short tons)
 
Imports
Release date: 2011
Total coal imports (thousand short tons)
 
Exports
Releasedate: 2011
Total coal exports (thousand short tons)
 
Reserves
Release date: 2009
Total recoverable coal (million short tons)
 
Gross heat content
Release date: 2011
Gross heat content of coal production (thousand btu per short ton)
 
Carbon dioxide emissions
Release date: 2011
Carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of coal (million metric tons)
 
Prices
Release date: 2010
International coal prices, import costs, and import and export prices
 
 

Regular Weekly Releases*

Monday

Weekly NYMEX coal futures›

Coal News & Markets›

Thursday

Weekly Coal Production ›

*No releases: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. Releases change on weeks with federal holidays.