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Quarterly Coal Distribution Report

Release Date: October 2, 2014   |  Next Release Date: December 2015  |   full report 

The Quarterly Coal Distribution Report (QCDR) provides detailed U.S. domestic coal distribution data by coal origin state, coal destination state, mode of transportation, and consuming sector. Quarterly data for all years are preliminary and will be superseded by the release of the corresponding "Annual Coal Distribution Report."

Highlights for the second quarter 2014:

  • Total domestic coal distribution was an estimated 213.8 million short tons (mmst) in the second quarter 2014. This value is 4.3 mmst (i.e. 2.1%) higher than the previous quarter and 8.0 mmst (i.e. 3.9%) higher than the second quarter of 2013 estimates.
  • Wyoming was the leading origin state of coal, accounting for about 92.0 mmst of shipments delivered to 31 states. Texas was the leading destination state, receiving about 23.3 mmst of domestic coal.
  • Total shipments moved via railroads, river, and truck accounted for an estimated 68.7%, 13.5%, and 11.0% of the coal, respectively. Tramway, conveyor, and slurry pipeline accounted for about 6.8% of coal shipments.
  • Electric utilities and independent power producers received approximately 92.5% of the total distribution.





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2014/Quarters By Origin State By Destination State
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2013/Quarters By Origin State By Destination State
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