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 Markets)
NYMEX coal futures near-month contract settlement price (Coal Markets)  
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 and market type
INTERACTIVE
Average consumer prices by end use sector, Census division, and state
PDF XLS
Price of coal shipments to the electric power sector, by Census division, and state
INTERACTIVE
Prices back to 1949
PDF XLS
Reserves  
U.S. Coal Reserves (Including Demonstrated Reserve Base)
Release Date: March 23, 2016|Data for 2014

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
Coal Data Browser
INTERACTIVE
Consumption Additional formats
Consumption:

  • 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
INTERACTIVE
By commercial, coke plants, and other industrial, Census division, and state
INTERACTIVE
By sector:
International consumption
Total coal sonsumption (thousand short tons)
 
Production Additional formats
Weekly Coal Production  
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 (1983-2014)
Includes mine information, annual production, union status, labor hours, and
employment data.
Annual by Census division and state
INTERACTIVE
Coal mining productivity & employees by state and mine type
PDF XLS
Detailed mine level production data
INTERACTIVE
International production
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 11, 2016 | Data from: 2002 through 4th quarter 2015.
    Next release: July 21, 2016

Exports

  • PDF XLSLatest quarterly
  • XLSHistorical
    Release date: April 11, 2016 | Data from: 2002 through 4th quarter 2015.
    Next release: July 21, 2016
U.S. annual exports by country of destination INTERACTIVE
U.S. annual imports by country of origin INTERACTIVE
U.S. quarterly exports by country of destination INTERACTIVE
U.S. quarterly imports by country of origin 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: February 23, 2016

Real average transportation and delivered costs of coal


XLSby year and primary transport mode (2008 - 2014)

XLSby primary transport mode and supply region (2008 - 2014)

Real average annual coal transportation costs from coal basin to state  
XLSby truck (2008 - 2014)

XLSby waterway (2008 - 2014)
XLSby railroad (2008 - 2014)
Real average annual coal transportation costs from state to state  
XLSby truck (2008 - 2014)
XLSby waterway (2008 - 2014)
XLSby railroad (2008 - 2014)
 

Regular Weekly Releases*

Monday

Coal Markets (*Formerly Weekly NYMEX Coal Futures and Coal News & Markets)

Thursday

Weekly Coal Production

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