Coal

Weekly and Monthly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/14
Report Released: April 10, 2014
Next Release Date: May 08, 2014
  Week Ended Year-To-Date1 Month Ended January - March
Coal-Producing Region and State
(thousand short tons)
4/5/2014 4/6/2013 4/5/2014 4/5/2013 March 2014 March 2013 2014 2013 Percent Change
Alabama 383 360 4,853 4,767 1,561 1,448 4,548 4,410 3.1
Alaska 41 34 466 335 150 102 434 300 44.4
Arizona 142 169 1,761 1,994 565 620 1,647 1,825 -9.7
Arkansas 2 s 25 4 8 1 23 4 NM
Colorado 503 420 6,283 6,108 1,853 1,916 5,912 5,781 2.3
Illinois 1,023 1,047 12,847 14,972 4,200 4,665 12,054 14,011 -14.0
Indiana 801 737 10,240 10,111 3,332 3,133 9,615 9,422 2.0
Kansas s s 7 5 2 2 7 5 48.6
Kentucky Total 1,715 1,607 22,541 22,140 7,347 6,926 21,201 20,632 2.8
  Eastern 801 807 10,781 10,965 3,497 3,416 10,148 10,182 -0.3
  Western 915 800 11,760 11,175 3,850 3,510 11,053 10,450 5.8
Louisiana 70 55 962 924 322 257 910 882 3.1
Maryland 26 37 394 585 128 179 373 549 -32.0
Mississippi 37 77 722 852 190 332 695 790 -12.0
Missouri 9 8 100 113 32 36 93 105 -11.2
Montana 734 778 9,486 9,851 3,312 3,938 8,951 9,286 -3.6
New Mexico 254 445 6,397 5,814 1,976 1,652 6,197 5,385 15.1
North Dakota 544 493 7,406 7,867 2,245 2,306 6,971 7,374 -5.5
Ohio 552 570 7,636 7,526 2,491 2,322 7,206 6,995 3.0
Oklahoma 21 22 246 304 79 96 230 282 -18.5
Pennsylvania Total 1,068 1,018 14,354 15,727 4,649 4,939 13,510 14,743 -8.4
  Anthracite 45 44 582 528 188 160 546 484 12.8
  Bituminous 1,022 974 13,772 15,199 4,462 4,779 12,964 14,260 -9.1
Tennessee 19 26 257 387 83 118 242 361 -32.8
Texas 845 810 10,332 10,185 3,210 3,280 9,722 9,582 1.5
Utah 259 132 3,705 4,437 1,173 1,780 3,501 4,313 -18.8
Virginia 339 337 4,297 4,643 1,401 1,434 4,034 4,329 -6.8
West Virginia Total 2,418 2,360 30,752 31,016 10,016 9,691 28,865 28,804 0.2
  Northern 904 879 11,138 11,225 3,626 3,514 10,431 10,395 0.3
  Southern 1,514 1,481 19,614 19,791 6,390 6,177 18,434 18,410 0.1
Wyoming 7,314 7,291 100,706 100,310 32,299 31,290 95,418 94,886 0.6
Appalachian Total 5,605 5,514 73,325 75,614 23,827 23,548 68,927 70,374 -2.1
Interior Total 3,722 3,556 47,243 48,645 15,227 15,311 44,403 45,533 -2.5
Western Total 9,792 9,761 136,211 136,717 43,574 43,605 129,032 129,151 -0.1
East of Miss. River 8,380 8,175 108,894 112,725 35,401 35,188 102,344 105,047 -2.6
West of Miss. River 10,739 10,657 147,884 148,252 47,228 47,276 140,017 140,011 *
Bituminous and Lignite 19,074 18,787 256,197 260,449 82,441 82,305 241,816 244,574 -1.1
Anthracite 45 44 582 528 188 160 546 484 12.8
U.S. Total 19,119 18,832 256,779 260,976 82,628 82,464 242,361 245,058 -1.1
Railroad Cars Loaded 119,774 115,295 1,592,348 1,599,252 - - - - - - - - - -
  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."