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Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated)

Release Date: April 5, 2016   |  Next Release Date: July 21, 2016  |   full report 

Previous Quarterly Coal Data

Note: On March 21, 2016, EIA has replaced the Q4 2014 Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated) with the full Q4 2014 Quarterly Coal Report which also includes coal consumption, stocks, quality, receipts, and price data. The full report is available in the Previous Quarterly Coal Data historical section.

EIA continues to process Q1 2015, Q2 2015, and Q3 2015 data and is currently collecting Q4 2015 data. Until these quarters are fully processed and released, the data tables sourced from the EIA-3 (which now includes the former EIA-5) are grayed out in the table listed to the right.

When all prior data have been collected and analyzed, EIA will publish full Quarterly Coal Reports for Q1 2015, Q2 2015, Q3 2015, and Q4 2015.

The Quarterly Coal Report (Abbreviated) provides detailed quarterly data on U.S. coal production, exports, and imports. All data for 2014 and prior years are final. All data for 2015 are preliminary

Highlights for fourth quarter 2015:

  • U.S. coal production during fourth quarter 2015 totaled 207.4 million short tons. This was 12.6% lower than the previous quarter and 18.2% lower than fourth quarter 2014. Production in the Western Region, which represented about 58.6% of total U.S. coal production in fourth quarter 2015, totaled about 121.5 million short tons (14.2% lower than fourth quarter 2014).

  • Fourth quarter 2015 U.S. coal exports (15.3 million short tons) decreased 9.5% from third quarter 2015 and decreased 31.3% from fourth quarter 2014. Coal exports have declined for eleven quarters in a row. The average price of U.S. coal exports during the fourth quarter 2015 was $68.61 per short ton.

  • The United States continued to import coal primarily from Colombia (78.9%), Canada (12.6%), and Indonesia (4.4%). U.S. coal imports in fourth quarter 2015 decreased to 2.7 million short tons from 3.0 million short tons in third quarter 2015. The average price of U.S. coal imports during the fourth quarter 2015 was $70.48 per short ton.

Quarterly Coal Imports and Exports



  • Steam coal exports totaled 5.9 million short tons (11.4% lower than third quarter 2015); metallurgical coal exports totaled 9.4 million short tons (8.4% lower than third quarter 2015).

Quarterly Coal Stocks



Quarterly Coal Stocks


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Data Tables Formats
Summary
ES1 U.S. Coal Summary Statistics
ES2 U.S. Coke Summary Statistics
ES3 Summary Statistics for Coal Refining Plants
Production
1 U.S. Coal Production PDF XLS
2 Coal Production by State PDF XLS
3 Coke and Breeze Production at Coke Plants
Export and Imports  
4 U.S. Coal Exports and Imports PDF XLS
5 Average Price of U.S. Coal Exports and Imports PDF XLS
6 Quantity and Average Price of U.S. Coal Imports by Origin PDF XLS
7 U.S. Coal Exports PDF XLS
8 Average Price of U.S. Coal Exports PDF XLS
9 U.S. Steam Coal Exports PDF XLS
10 Average Price of U.S. Steam Coal Exports PDF XLS
11 U.S. Metallurgical Coal Exports PDF XLS
12 Average Price of U.S. Metallurgical Coal Exports PDF XLS
13 Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
14 Steam Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
15 Metallurgical Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
16 U.S. Coke Exports PDF XLS
17 Average Price of U.S. Coke Exports PDF XLS
18 U.S. Coal Imports PDF XLS
19 Average Price of U.S. Coal Imports PDF XLS
20 Coal Imports by Customs District PDF XLS
21 U.S. Coke Imports PDF XLS
22 Average Price of U.S. Coke Imports PDF XLS
Receipts and Prices  
23 Coal Receipts at Coke Plants by Census Division
24 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Coke Plants by Census Division
25 Open Market Sales and Average Price of Coke and Breeze
26 Coal Receipts at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State
27 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State
28 U.S. Coal Receipts at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
29 Average Price of U.S. Coal Receipts at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
30 Coal Receipts at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State
31 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State
Consumption  
32 U.S. Coal Consumption by End-Use Sector
33 Coal Carbonized at Coke Plants by Census Division
34 Coal Consumption at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State
35 U.S. Coal Consumption at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
36 Coal Consumption at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State
Stocks  
37 U.S. Coal Stocks
38 Coal Stocks at Coke Plants by Census Division
39 Coal Stocks at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State
40 U.S. Coal Stocks at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
41 Coke and Breeze Stocks at Coke Plants by Census Division
42 Coal Stocks at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State
Quality  
43 Average Quality of Coal Received at Manufacturing and Coke Plants by Census Division and State
44 Average Quality of Coal Received at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State

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