Coal

Weekly U.S. Coal Production


Report No.: DOE/EIA 0218/4
Report Released: January 29, 2015
Next Release Date: February 5, 2015
Week Ended 
Year-To-Date 1
52 Weeks Ended
Coal Producing Region
(thousand short tons)
1/24/2015
(week 4)
1/17/2015
(week 3)
1/25/2014
(week 4)
1/24/2015 1/24/2014 Percent Change 1/24/2015 1/25/2014 Percent Change
Appalachian Total 5,443 5,299 5,333 17,988 17,735 1.4 269,883 270,186 -0.1
Interior Total 3,723 3,625 3,659 12,305 12,166 1.1 187,111 182,847 2.3
Western Total 10,721 10,437 10,385 35,430 34,534 2.6 538,441 529,551 1.7
East of Mississippi River 8,275 8,056 8,143 27,347 27,077 1.0 410,032 405,906 1.0
West of Mississippi River 11,612 11,305 11,235 38,376 37,358 2.7 585,404 576,678 1.5
Bituminous and Lignite 19,853 19,328 19,342 65,610 64,316 2.0 993,562 980,470 1.3
Anthracite 34 33 36 113 119 -5.3 1,873 2,114 -11.4
U.S. Total 19,887 19,361 19,377 65,723 64,435 2.0 995,436 982,584 1.3
Railroad Cars Loaded 115,369 111,982 111,269 378,669 371,536 1.9 5,833,037 5,769,498 1.1

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.
- - 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 and Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Form 7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."