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Table 7.2 Coal Production, 1949-2011 (Million Short Tons)
Table 7.2  Coal Production, 1949-2011
                     (Million Short Tons)



Year
Rank Mining Method Location


Total 1
Bituminous
Coal 1
Subbituminous
Coal

Lignite

Anthracite 1

Underground

Surface 1
East of the 
Mississippi 1
West of the 
Mississippi 1
1949 437.9 [2] [2] 42.7 358.9 121.7 444.2 36.4 480.6
1950 516.3 [2] [2] 44.1 421.0 139.4 524.4 36.0 560.4
1951 533.7 [2] [2] 42.7 442.2 134.2 541.7 34.6 576.3
1952 466.8 [2] [2] 40.6 381.2 126.3 474.8 32.7 507.4
1953 457.3 [2] [2] 30.9 367.4 120.8 457.7 30.6 488.2
1954 391.7 [2] [2] 29.1 306.0 114.8 395.4 25.4 420.8
1955 464.6 [2] [2] 26.2 358.0 132.9 464.2 26.6 490.8
1956 500.9 [2] [2] 28.9 380.8 148.9 504.0 25.8 529.8
1957 492.7 [2] [2] 25.3 373.6 144.5 493.4 24.7 518.0
1958 410.4 [2] [2] 21.2 297.6 134.0 411.3 20.3 431.6
1959 412.0 [2] [2] 20.6 292.8 139.8 412.4 20.3 432.7
1960 415.5 [2] [2] 18.8 292.6 141.7 413.0 21.3 434.3
1961 403.0 [2] [2] 17.4 279.6 140.9 398.6 21.8 420.4
1962 422.1 [2] [2] 16.9 287.9 151.1 417.6 21.4 439.0
1963 458.9 [2] [2] 18.3 309.0 168.2 453.5 23.7 477.2
1964 487.0 [2] [2] 17.2 327.7 176.5 478.5 25.7 504.2
1965 512.1 [2] [2] 14.9 338.0 189.0 499.5 27.4 527.0
1966 533.9 [2] [2] 12.9 342.6 204.2 518.8 28.0 546.8
1967 552.6 [2] [2] 12.3 352.4 212.5 536.0 28.9 564.9
1968 545.2 [2] [2] 11.5 346.6 210.1 527.0 29.7 556.7
1969 547.2 8.3 5.0 10.5 349.2 221.7 537.7 33.3 571.0
1970 578.5 16.4 8.0 9.7 340.5 272.1 567.8 44.9 612.7
1971 521.3 22.2 8.7 8.7 277.2 283.7 509.9 51.0 560.9
1972 556.8 27.5 11.0 7.1 305.0 297.4 538.2 64.3 602.5
1973 543.5 33.9 14.3 6.8 300.1 298.5 522.1 76.4 598.6
1974 545.7 42.2 15.5 6.6 278.0 332.1 518.1 91.9 610.0
1975 577.5 51.1 19.8 6.2 293.5 361.2 543.7 110.9 654.6
1976 588.4 64.8 25.5 6.2 295.5 389.4 548.8 136.1 684.9
1977 581.0 82.1 28.2 5.9 266.6 430.6 533.3 163.9 697.2
1978 534.0 96.8 34.4 5.0 242.8 427.4 487.2 183.0 670.2
1979 612.3 121.5 42.5 4.8 320.9 460.2 559.7 221.4 781.1
1980 628.8 147.7 47.2 6.1 337.5 492.2 578.7 251.0 829.7
1981 608.0 159.7 50.7 5.4 316.5 507.3 553.9 269.9 823.8
1982 620.2 160.9 52.4 4.6 339.2 499.0 564.3 273.9 838.1
1983 568.6 151.0 58.3 4.1 300.4 481.7 507.4 274.7 782.1
1984 649.5 179.2 63.1 4.2 352.1 543.9 587.6 308.3 895.9
1985 613.9 192.7 72.4 4.7 350.8 532.8 558.7 324.9 883.6
1986 620.1 189.6 76.4 4.3 360.4 529.9 564.4 325.9 890.3
1987 636.6 200.2 78.4 3.6 372.9 545.9 581.9 336.8 918.8
1988 638.1 223.5 85.1 3.6 382.2 568.1 579.6 370.7 950.3
1989 659.8 231.2 86.4 3.3 393.8 586.9 599.0 381.7 980.7
1990 693.2 244.3 88.1 3.5 424.5 604.5 630.2 398.9 1,029.1
1991 650.7 255.3 86.5 3.4 407.2 588.8 591.3 404.7 996.0
1992 651.8 252.2 90.1 3.5 407.2 590.3 588.6 409.0 997.5
1993 576.7 274.9 89.5 4.3 351.1 594.4 516.2 429.2 945.4
1994 640.3 300.5 88.1 4.6 399.1 634.4 566.3 467.2 1,033.5
1995 613.8 328.0 86.5 4.7 396.2 636.7 544.2 488.7 1,033.0
1996 630.7 340.3 88.1 4.8 409.8 654.0 563.7 500.2 1,063.9
1997 653.8 345.1 86.3 4.7 420.7 669.3 579.4 510.6 1,089.9
1998 640.6 385.9 85.8 5.3 417.7 699.8 570.6 547.0 1,117.5
1999 601.7 406.7 87.2 4.8 391.8 708.6 529.6 570.8 1,100.4
2000 574.3 409.2 85.6 4.6 373.7 700.0 507.5 566.1 1,073.6
2001 1 611.3 434.4 80.0 1 1.9 380.6 1 747.1 1 528.8 1 598.9 1 1,127.7
2002 572.1 438.4 82.5 1.4 357.4 736.9 492.9 601.4 1,094.3
2003 541.5 442.6 86.4 1.3 352.8 719.0 469.2 602.5 1,071.8
2004 561.5 465.4 83.5 1.7 367.6 744.5 484.8 627.3 1,112.1
2005 571.2 474.7 83.9 1.7 368.6 762.9 493.8 637.7 1,131.5
2006 561.6 515.3 84.2 1.5 359.0 803.7 490.8 672.0 1,162.7
2007 542.8 523.7 78.6 1.6 351.8 794.8 478.2 668.5 1,146.6
2008 555.3 539.1 75.7 1.7 357.1 814.7 493.3 678.5 1,171.8
2009 504.1 496.4 72.5 1.9 332.1 742.9 449.6 625.3 1,074.9
2010 R 489.5 R 514.8 R 78.2 R 1.8 R 337.2 R 747.2 R 446.2 R 638.2 R 1,084.4
2011 E 500.5 E 510.5 E 81.0 E 2.3 E 345.5 E 748.8 E 455.8 E 638.5 P 1,094.3
1Beginning in 2001, includes a small amount of refuse recovery. Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
2Included in "Bituminous Coal." Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/coal/.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.   Sources:  -  1949-1975-Bureau of Mines, Minerals Yearbook, "Coal-Bituminous and Lignite" and
"Coal-Pennsylvania Anthracite" chapters.  -  1976-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Energy
Data Reports, Coal-Bituminous and Lignite in 1976 and Coal-Pennsylvania Anthracite 1976.  -  1977
and 1978-EIA, Energy Data Reports, Bituminous Coal and Lignite Production and Mine
Operations-1977; 1978, Coal-Pennsylvania Anthracite 1977; 1978, and Coal Production, annual reports.
 -  1979 and 1980-EIA, Energy Data Reports, Weekly Coal Report and Coal Production, annual reports.
-  1981-1988-EIA, Weekly Coal Production and Coal Production, annual reports.  -  1989-2000-EIA,
Coal Industry Annual, annual reports.  -  2001-2010-EIA, Annual Coal Report, annual reports.
-  2011-EIA, Quarterly Coal Report October-December 2011 (April 2012), Table 1; EIA, Form EIA-7A,
"Coal Production Report"; and U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Form
7000-2, "Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report."
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)