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Annual Coal Distribution Report

Release Date: December 12, 2014   |   Next Release Date: December 11, 2015  |   full report   

The Annual Coal Distribution Report (ACDR) provides detailed information on domestic coal distribution by origin state, destination state, consumer category, and method of transportation. All data for 2013 are final, except for the electric power sector, and this report supersedes the 2013 quarterly coal distribution reports. Electric power sector data for 2013 are preliminary.

Highlights for 2013:

  • Total distributions to domestic destinations were 849.6 mmst, a decrease of 27.8 mmst (i.e. 3.2% decreases) compared with 2012.
  • Wyoming was the leading origin state of coal, accounting for about 381.2 mmst of domestic shipments, while Texas was the leading destination for coal, accounting for about 98.7 mmst of receipts.
  • Railroads moved about 68.4% of the domestic coal, while river accounted for 12.4%, truck about 11.4% and tramway, conveyor, and slurry pipeline accounted for 7.8%. Great lakes and tidewater pier transport modes accounted for less than 0.1% of the total shipments.
  • The electric power sector received approximately 92.4% of the domestic distribution, while industrial plants excluding coke received 5.0%, coke plants about 2.4%, and commercial and institutional plants about 0.2%.



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Domestic and foreign distribution of U.S. coal by origin State Domestic distribution of U.S. coal by:
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