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Table 7.3 Coal Consumption by Sector, 1949-2011 (Million Short Tons)
Table 7.3  Coal Consumption by Sector, 1949-2011
                     (Million Short Tons)




Year



Residential
Sector 1
Commercial Sector 1 Industrial Sector


Transportation
Sector
Electric Power Sector 2



Total


CHP 3


Other 4


Total


Coke Plants
Other Industrial

Total

Electricity
Only


CHP


Total
CHP 5 Non-CHP 6 Total
1949 52.4 [7] 64.1 64.1 91.4 [8] 121.2 121.2 212.6 70.2 84.0 NA 84.0 483.2
1950 51.6 [7] 63.0 63.0 104.0 [8] 120.6 120.6 224.6 63.0 91.9 NA 91.9 494.1
1951 47.7 [7] 53.8 53.8 113.7 [8] 128.7 128.7 242.4 56.2 105.8 NA 105.8 505.9
1952 44.3 [7] 48.0 48.0 97.8 [8] 117.1 117.1 214.9 39.8 107.1 NA 107.1 454.1
1953 39.6 [7] 39.6 39.6 113.1 [8] 117.0 117.0 230.1 29.6 115.9 NA 115.9 454.8
1954 35.2 [7] 33.8 33.8 85.6 [8] 98.2 98.2 183.9 18.6 118.4 NA 118.4 389.9
1955 35.6 [7] 32.9 32.9 107.7 [8] 110.1 110.1 217.8 17.0 143.8 NA 143.8 447.0
1956 34.7 [7] 29.5 29.5 106.3 [8] 114.3 114.3 220.6 13.8 158.3 NA 158.3 456.9
1957 27.0 [7] 22.1 22.1 108.4 [8] 106.5 106.5 214.9 9.8 160.8 NA 160.8 434.5
1958 27.3 [7] 20.6 20.6 76.8 [8] 100.5 100.5 177.4 4.7 155.7 NA 155.7 385.7
1959 23.7 [7] 17.1 17.1 79.6 [8] 92.7 92.7 172.3 3.6 168.4 NA 168.4 385.1
1960 24.2 [7] 16.8 16.8 81.4 [8] 96.0 96.0 177.4 3.0 176.7 NA 176.7 398.1
1961 22.0 [7] 15.3 15.3 74.2 [8] 95.9 95.9 170.1 .8 182.2 NA 182.2 390.4
1962 21.5 [7] 15.0 15.0 74.7 [8] 97.1 97.1 171.7 .7 193.3 NA 193.3 402.3
1963 18.2 [7] 13.2 13.2 78.1 [8] 101.9 101.9 180.0 .7 211.3 NA 211.3 423.5
1964 15.8 [7] 11.4 11.4 89.2 [8] 103.1 103.1 192.4 .7 225.4 NA 225.4 445.7
1965 14.6 [7] 11.0 11.0 95.3 [8] 105.6 105.6 200.8 .7 244.8 NA 244.8 472.0
1966 14.6 [7] 11.0 11.0 96.4 [8] 108.7 108.7 205.1 .6 266.5 NA 266.5 497.7
1967 12.6 [7] 9.5 9.5 92.8 [8] 101.8 101.8 194.6 .5 274.2 NA 274.2 491.4
1968 11.2 [7] 8.8 8.8 91.3 [8] 100.4 100.4 191.6 .4 297.8 NA 297.8 509.8
1969 10.6 [7] 8.3 8.3 93.4 [8] 93.1 93.1 186.6 .3 310.6 NA 310.6 516.4
1970 9.0 [7] 7.1 7.1 96.5 [8] 90.2 90.2 186.6 .3 320.2 NA 320.2 523.2
1971 7.4 [7] 7.8 7.8 83.2 [8] 75.6 75.6 158.9 .2 327.3 NA 327.3 501.6
1972 5.0 [7] 6.7 6.7 87.7 [8] 72.9 72.9 160.6 .2 351.8 NA 351.8 524.3
1973 4.1 [7] 7.0 7.0 94.1 [8] 68.0 68.0 162.1 .1 389.2 NA 389.2 562.6
1974 3.7 [7] 7.8 7.8 90.2 [8] 64.9 64.9 155.1 .1 391.8 NA 391.8 558.4
1975 2.8 [7] 6.6 6.6 83.6 [8] 63.6 63.6 147.2 (s) 406.0 NA 406.0 562.6
1976 2.6 [7] 6.3 6.3 84.7 [8] 61.8 61.8 146.5 (s) 448.4 NA 448.4 603.8
1977 2.5 [7] 6.4 6.4 77.7 [8] 61.5 61.5 139.2 (s) 477.1 NA 477.1 625.3
1978 2.2 [7] 7.3 7.3 71.4 [8] 63.1 63.1 134.5 [8] 481.2 NA 481.2 625.2
1979 1.7 [7] 6.7 6.7 77.4 [8] 67.7 67.7 145.1 [8] 527.1 NA 527.1 680.5
1980 1.4 [7] 5.1 5.1 66.7 [8] 60.3 60.3 127.0 [8] 569.3 NA 569.3 702.7
1981 1.3 [7] 6.1 6.1 61.0 [8] 67.4 67.4 128.4 [8] 596.8 NA 596.8 732.6
1982 1.4 [7] 6.8 6.8 40.9 [8] 64.1 64.1 105.0 [8] 593.7 NA 593.7 706.9
1983 1.4 [7] 7.1 7.1 37.0 [8] 66.0 66.0 103.0 [8] 625.2 NA 625.2 736.7
1984 1.7 [7] 7.4 7.4 44.0 [8] 73.7 73.7 117.8 [8] 664.4 NA 664.4 791.3
1985 1.7 [7] 6.1 6.1 41.1 [8] 75.4 75.4 116.4 [8] 693.8 NA 693.8 818.0
1986 1.8 [7] 5.9 5.9 35.9 [8] 75.6 75.6 111.5 [8] 685.1 NA 685.1 804.2
1987 1.6 [7] 5.3 5.3 37.0 [8] 75.2 75.2 112.1 [8] 717.9 NA 717.9 836.9
1988 1.6 [7] 5.6 5.6 41.9 [8] 76.3 76.3 118.1 [8] 758.4 NA 758.4 883.6
1989 1.3 1.1 3.7 4.9 40.5 24.9 51.3 76.1 116.6 [8] 767.4 4.8 772.2 895.0
1990 1.3 1.2 4.2 5.4 38.9 27.8 48.5 76.3 115.2 [8] 774.2 8.4 782.6 904.5
1991 1.1 1.2 3.8 5.0 33.9 27.0 48.4 75.4 109.3 [8] 773.2 10.7 783.9 899.2
1992 1.1 1.2 3.9 5.0 32.4 28.2 45.8 74.0 106.4 [8] 781.2 13.9 795.1 907.7
1993 1.1 1.4 3.7 5.1 31.3 28.9 46.0 74.9 106.2 [8] 816.6 15.1 831.6 944.1
1994 .9 1.3 3.8 5.1 31.7 29.7 45.5 75.2 106.9 [8] 821.2 17.1 838.4 951.3
1995 .8 1.4 3.6 5.1 33.0 29.4 43.7 73.1 106.1 [8] 832.9 17.3 850.2 962.1
1996 .7 1.7 3.6 5.3 31.7 29.4 42.3 71.7 103.4 [8] 878.8 18.1 896.9 1,006.3
1997 .7 1.7 4.0 5.8 30.2 29.9 41.7 71.5 101.7 [8] 904.2 17.1 921.4 1,029.5
1998 .5 1.4 2.9 4.3 28.2 28.6 38.9 67.4 95.6 [8] 920.4 16.3 936.6 1,037.1
1999 .6 1.5 2.8 4.3 28.1 27.8 37.0 64.7 92.8 [8] 924.7 16.2 940.9 1,038.6
2000 .5 1.5 2.1 3.7 28.9 28.0 37.2 65.2 94.1 [8] 967.1 18.7 985.8 1,084.1
2001 .5 1.4 2.4 3.9 26.1 25.8 39.5 65.3 91.3 [8] 946.1 18.4 964.4 1,060.1
2002 .5 1.4 2.5 3.9 23.7 26.2 34.5 60.7 84.4 [8] 960.1 17.4 977.5 1,066.4
2003 .6 1.8 1.9 3.7 24.2 24.8 36.4 61.3 85.5 [8] 983.5 21.6 1,005.1 1,094.9
2004 .5 1.9 2.7 4.6 23.7 26.6 35.6 62.2 85.9 [8] 994.8 21.5 1,016.3 1,107.3
2005 .4 1.9 2.4 4.3 23.4 25.9 34.5 60.3 83.8 [8] 1,015.6 21.8 1,037.5 1,126.0
2006 .3 1.9 1.1 2.9 23.0 25.3 34.2 59.5 82.4 [8] 1,004.8 21.9 1,026.6 1,112.3
2007 .4 1.9 1.2 3.2 22.7 22.5 34.1 56.6 79.3 [8] 1,022.8 22.3 1,045.1 1,128.0
2008 .4 2.0 1.1 3.2 22.1 21.9 32.5 54.4 76.5 [8] 1,017.8 22.8 1,040.6 1,120.5
2009 .4 1.8 1.1 2.9 15.3 19.8 25.5 45.3 60.6 [8] 913.6 20.1 933.6 997.5
2010 .3 R 1.7 1.0 2.7 21.1 R 24.6 R 27.4 R 52.1 R 73.2 [8] R 954.5 R 20.5 R 975.1 R 1,051.3
2011P .3 1.6 .8 2.5 21.4 24.7 25.6 50.3 71.7 [8] 909.6 18.9 928.6 1,003.1
1See Note 2, "Residential and Commercial Coal Consumption Estimates," at end of section. 7Included in "Commercial Other."
2Electricity-only and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants within the NAICS 22 category whose
primary business is to sell electricity, or electricity and heat, to the public. Through 1988, data are for
electric utilities only; beginning in 1989, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers. 
Electric utility CHP plants are included in "Electricity Only."
8Included in "Industrial Non-CHP."
3Commercial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and a small number of commercial electricity-only
plants, such as those at hospitals and universities.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  (s)=Less than 0.05 million short tons.  
4All commercial sector fuel use other than that in "Commercial CHP." Notes:  -  See Tables 8.5a-8.5d for the amount of coal used to produce electricity and Tables 8.6a-8.6c
for the amount of coal used to produce useful thermal output.  -  See Note 1, "Coal Consumption," at end of
section.  -  See Note 2, "Classification of Power Plants Into Energy-Use Sectors," at end of Section 8.
-  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
5Industrial combined-heat-and-power (CHP) and a small number of industrial electricity-only plants. Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#coal for updated monthly and annual
data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/coal/ for related information.
6All industrial sector fuel use other than that in "Coke Plants" and "Industrial CHP." Sources:  Commercial CHP and Industrial CHP:  Table 8.7c.  Electric Power Sector:  Tables 8.5b,
8.5c, 8.6b, and 8.7b.  All Other Data:  -  1949-1975-Bureau of Mines (BOM), 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, Coal-Pennsylvania
Anthracite 1977; 1978, and Weekly Coal Report.  -  1979 and 1980-EIA, Energy Data Report, Weekly
Coal Report.  -  1981-2004-EIA, Quarterly Coal Report (QCR) October-December, quarterly reports.
-  2005 forward-EIA, QCR October-December 2011 (April 2012), Table 32.
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