State 2013 Annual Producton 2012 Annual Producton 2011 Annual Producton
Alabama 18,628 19,455 19,381
Alaska 1,632 2,052 2,149
Arizona 7,603 7,493 8,111
Arkansas 59 98 133
Colorado 24,236 28,566 26,890
Illinois 52,256 48,763 37,938
Indiana 39,102 36,720 37,544
Kansas 22 16 37
Kentucky 80,546 90,942 108,971
Louisiana 2,810 3,971 3,865
Maryland 1,925 2,283 2,937
Mississippi 3,575 2,953 2,747
Missouri 414 422 465
Montana 42,231 36,694 42,008
New Mexico 21,969 22,452 21,922
North Dakota 27,639 27,529 28,231
Ohio 25,125 26,340 28,175
Oklahoma 1,136 1,054 1,145
Pennsylvania 55,161 55,506 59,898
Tennessee 1,098 1,090 1,547
Texas 42,851 44,178 45,904
Utah 16,977 17,016 19,648
Virginia 17,049 18,976 22,523
West Virginia 112,876 120,449 134,785
Wyoming 387,924 401,442 438,673


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Weekly Coal Production

Data for week ended: March 21, 2015  |  Release date:  March 26, 2015  |  Next release date: April 2, 2015  

Note: As of January 8, 2015, EIA began using a new methodology for estimating weekly coal production. The change in methodology resulted in an overall improvement in precision and reduction in bias at the national and regional levels. This change also eliminated existing system issues and greatly reduced the amount of resources needed to produce the report each week. However, in some states, the level of precision declined as a result of the methodology change. Alternatively, in some states, the level of precision improved. The accompanying spreadsheet, "Comparison Model Performance vs Actual," contains a statistical comparison of the previous vs. new methodology with actual coal production for the past five years. Users are encouraged to review these results in order to make informed use of the state-level estimates. Please note: comparisons were done at the quarterly level, as this is the shortest interval for which actual coal production data exist; actual weekly or monthly coal production data are not available from any known source.
In response to customer feedback, EIA resumed publishing the weekly state level estimates beginning with the Weekly Coal Production report published February 12, 2015. EIA also provided weekly state level estimates covering the entire period since the change in methodology was implemented.

For the week ended March 14, 2015:
  • Estimated U.S. coal production totaled approximately 18.2 million short tons (mmst)
  • This production estimate is 1.7% lower than last week's estimate and 7.9% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2014
  • East of the Mississippi River coal production totaled 7.6 mmst
  • West of the Mississippi River coal production totaled 10.6 mmst
  • U.S. year-to-date coal production totaled 210.9 mmst, 2.8% lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2014

Annual coal production by state

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Weekly coal production estimates by region and state
Current weekly estimates xls
Current estimates contain both current EIA original estimates (shaded) and revised estimates (not shaded). The revised estimates (not shaded) include the most recent MSHA data available as of the release date of the table. Most recent MSHA data available are for the third quarter of 2014.

Weekly coal production estimation methodology

Comparison Model Performance vs Actual

Revised and original estimates:
Historical data files

Revised estimate tables include the most recent MSHA data available, which are for the third quarter of 2014, and the tables contain only revised estimates.

Original estimate tables contain only EIA original estimates, unrevised.

See also:
Coal Data Browser Annual production map (see tab on left) allows you to click through to state level mine data.