Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/31
Report Released: August 07, 2014
Next Release Date: September 11, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - July
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
8/2/2014 8/3/2013 8/2/2014 8/2/2013 July 2014 July 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 360 363 10,988 10,809 1,635 1,603 10,915 10,665 2.3
Alaska 39 30 1,107 888 177 134 1,099 876 25.4
Arizona 144 136 4,453 4,663 654 600 4,424 4,609 -4.0
Arkansas 2 2 53 14 8 8 53 14 NM
Colorado 422 505 12,900 13,414 1,902 2,176 12,789 13,254 -3.5
Illinois 1,070 945 32,173 32,006 4,790 4,134 31,933 31,659 0.9
Indiana 775 781 23,677 22,655 3,489 3,425 23,506 22,363 5.1
Kansas s 1 13 12 1 2 13 12 11.3
Kentucky Total 1,605 1,492 48,893 48,459 7,206 6,544 48,542 47,899 1.3
  Eastern 741 721 22,726 24,070 3,341 3,175 22,571 23,790 -5.1
  Western 863 771 26,167 24,389 3,865 3,368 25,971 24,109 7.7
Louisiana 61 73 1,294 1,892 271 316 1,278 1,869 -31.6
Maryland 28 34 895 1,187 127 148 889 1,174 -24.2
Mississippi 69 106 2,021 1,916 311 379 2,003 1,883 6.4
Missouri 6 7 207 239 28 32 206 236 -12.7
Montana 939 837 24,478 23,742 3,967 3,851 24,223 23,487 3.1
New Mexico 226 512 8,192 14,055 1,018 2,173 8,144 13,858 -41.2
North Dakota 546 537 17,044 16,028 2,529 2,388 16,934 15,813 7.1
Ohio 503 449 13,993 16,502 2,264 1,968 13,882 16,335 -15.0
Oklahoma 18 20 601 665 83 88 597 657 -9.2
Pennsylvania Total 1,052 1,007 34,055 32,680 4,751 4,434 33,834 32,290 4.8
  Anthracite 42 40 1,226 1,247 190 176 1,217 1,231 -1.1
  Bituminous 1,010 967 32,829 31,434 4,561 4,258 32,617 31,059 5.0
Tennessee 16 24 501 808 73 104 498 799 -37.6
Texas 878 962 24,561 23,950 3,906 4,139 24,317 23,665 2.8
Utah 383 184 11,712 9,940 2,049 1,155 11,630 9,870 17.8
Virginia 319 309 9,871 10,155 1,431 1,354 9,801 10,040 -2.4
West Virginia Total 2,163 2,083 68,999 69,239 9,713 9,133 68,524 68,460 0.1
  Northern 817 772 27,885 25,446 3,662 3,386 27,707 25,155 10.1
  Southern 1,346 1,311 41,114 43,794 6,051 5,747 40,817 43,306 -5.7
Wyoming 7,841 8,116 224,061 225,466 32,336 36,386 221,890 223,052 -0.5
Appalachian Total 5,183 4,990 162,029 165,449 23,335 21,921 160,914 163,552 -1.6
Interior Total 3,744 3,669 110,767 107,739 16,753 15,890 109,877 106,466 3.2
Western Total 10,540 10,857 303,947 308,194 44,631 48,863 301,133 304,819 -1.2
East of Miss. River 7,961 7,594 246,067 246,415 35,791 33,227 244,327 243,566 0.3
West of Miss. River 11,506 11,922 330,676 334,967 48,928 53,447 327,597 331,271 -1.1
Bituminous and Lignite 19,425 19,476 575,517 580,135 84,528 86,498 570,707 573,606 -0.5
Anthracite 42 40 1,226 1,247 190 176 1,217 1,231 -1.1
U.S. Total 19,467 19,516 576,743 581,382 84,719 86,674 571,924 574,837 -0.5
Railroad Cars Loaded 120,567 120,235 3,558,235 3,535,202 - - - - - - - - - -
  1 The estimates of railroad cars loaded (at bottom of columns) are not exact for the time periods specified. Weekly railroad cars loaded are not prorated to a daily basis. For the current year, the estimates include railroad cars loaded for the week that includes January 1, and, therefore, can include railroad cars loaded on days in the prior calendar year, which makes the estimate slightly larger than an exact year-to-date aggregate. For the previous year, the estimates can include extra days both at the start and at the end of the year-to-date period. The week that includes January 1 can include railroad cars loaded on days that occurred in the prior year. The ending date (previous year)--as specified at the top of the year-to-date column--stops short of a full week ending on a Saturday in the previous year. But the previous year-to-date aggregation includes a full week's worth of railroad car loadings for that last week, which makes the estimate slightly larger than an exact year-to-date aggregate. By contrast, coal production is prorated to a daily basis and the year-to-date aggregates of produced tons of coal are exact for the time periods specified.
s Value is less than 0.5 of the table metric, but value is included in any associated totals.
* Absolute percentage less than 0.05.
- - Not applicable.
NM Not meaningful.
Notes: Total may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Bituminous and Lignite Total includes bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, and lignite, and Anthracite Total includes Pennsylvania anthracite. The States in the Appalachian Region are Alabama, Eastern Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Interior Region States are Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Western Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Western Region States are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Monthly coal production estimates are usually released for printing on Friday of the first full week of the following month.
Sources: Association of American Railroads, Transportation Division, Weekly Statement CS-54A; for western States, special thanks to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and to Union Pacific Railroad for their assistance and for trainload and carload statistics; and, Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Form 7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."