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Table A5. Approximate Heat Content of Coal and Coal Coke, 1949-2011 (Million Btu per Short Ton)
Table A5.  Approximate Heat Content of Coal and Coal Coke, 1949-2011
                      (Million Btu per Short Ton)






Year
Coal Coal Coke




Production 1



Waste Coal
Supplied 2
Consumption



Imports




Exports


Imports
and
Exports
Residential
and Commercial
Sectors
Industrial Sector Electric
Power
Sector 4,5


Total
Coke Plants Other 3
1949 24.916 NA 24.263 26.797 24.612 23.761 24.793 25.000 26.759 24.800
1950 25.090 NA 24.461 26.798 24.820 23.937 24.989 25.020 26.788 24.800
1951 25.019 NA 24.281 26.796 24.521 23.701 24.813 25.034 26.848 24.800
1952 25.096 NA 24.371 26.796 24.724 23.885 24.901 25.040 26.859 24.800
1953 25.147 NA 24.383 26.796 24.785 23.964 25.006 25.048 26.881 24.800
1954 25.054 NA 24.362 26.795 24.788 23.996 24.913 25.012 26.865 24.800
1955 25.201 NA 24.373 26.794 24.821 24.056 24.982 25.000 26.907 24.800
1956 25.117 NA 24.195 26.792 24.664 23.943 24.843 25.000 26.886 24.800
1957 25.213 NA 24.238 26.792 24.707 23.980 24.905 25.001 26.914 24.800
1958 24.983 NA 24.287 26.794 24.606 23.897 24.716 25.005 26.931 24.800
1959 24.910 NA 24.224 26.790 24.609 23.924 24.719 25.003 26.927 24.800
1960 24.906 NA 24.226 26.791 24.609 23.927 24.713 25.003 26.939 24.800
1961 24.849 NA 24.248 26.792 24.580 23.904 24.653 25.002 26.937 24.800
1962 24.828 NA 24.173 26.788 24.562 23.911 24.627 25.013 26.928 24.800
1963 24.831 NA 24.033 26.784 24.509 23.897 24.588 25.007 26.894 24.800
1964 24.840 NA 24.037 26.785 24.477 23.864 24.602 25.000 26.949 24.800
1965 24.775 NA 24.028 26.787 24.385 23.780 24.537 25.000 26.973 24.800
1966 24.629 NA 23.915 26.786 24.226 23.648 24.396 25.000 26.976 24.800
1967 24.475 NA 23.685 26.781 24.040 23.506 24.243 25.000 26.981 24.800
1968 24.445 NA 23.621 26.780 24.014 23.486 24.186 25.000 26.984 24.800
1969 24.280 NA 23.474 26.779 23.724 23.240 23.976 25.000 26.982 24.800
1970 23.842 NA 23.203 26.784 22.983 22.573 23.440 25.000 26.982 24.800
1971 23.507 NA 23.090 26.784 22.670 22.301 23.124 25.000 26.981 24.800
1972 23.389 NA 22.998 26.782 22.550 22.204 23.036 25.000 26.979 24.800
1973 23.376 NA 22.831 26.780 22.586 22.246 23.057 25.000 26.596 24.800
1974 23.072 NA 22.479 26.778 22.419 21.781 22.677 25.000 26.700 24.800
1975 22.897 NA 22.261 26.782 22.436 21.642 22.506 25.000 26.562 24.800
1976 22.855 NA 22.774 26.781 22.530 21.679 22.498 25.000 26.601 24.800
1977 22.597 NA 22.919 26.787 22.322 21.508 22.265 25.000 26.548 24.800
1978 22.248 NA 22.466 26.789 22.207 21.275 22.017 25.000 26.478 24.800
1979 22.454 NA 22.242 26.788 22.452 21.364 22.100 25.000 26.548 24.800
1980 22.415 NA 22.543 26.790 22.690 21.295 21.947 25.000 26.384 24.800
1981 22.308 NA 22.474 26.794 22.585 21.085 21.713 25.000 26.160 24.800
1982 22.239 NA 22.695 26.797 22.712 21.194 21.674 25.000 26.223 24.800
1983 22.052 NA 22.775 26.798 22.691 21.133 21.576 25.000 26.291 24.800
1984 22.010 NA 22.844 26.799 22.543 21.101 21.573 25.000 26.402 24.800
1985 21.870 NA 22.646 26.798 22.020 20.959 21.366 25.000 26.307 24.800
1986 21.913 NA 22.947 26.798 22.198 21.084 21.462 25.000 26.292 24.800
1987 21.922 NA 23.404 26.799 22.381 21.136 21.517 25.000 26.291 24.800
1988 21.823 NA 23.571 26.799 22.360 20.900 21.328 25.000 26.299 24.800
1989 21.765 2 10.391 23.650 26.800 22.347 4 20.898 21.307 25.000 26.160 24.800
1990 21.822 9.303 23.137 26.799 22.457 20.779 21.197 25.000 26.202 24.800
1991 21.681 10.758 23.114 26.799 22.460 20.730 21.120 25.000 26.188 24.800
1992 21.682 10.396 23.105 26.799 22.250 20.709 21.068 25.000 26.161 24.800
1993 21.418 10.638 22.994 26.800 22.123 20.677 21.010 25.000 26.335 24.800
1994 21.394 11.097 23.112 26.800 22.068 20.589 20.929 25.000 26.329 24.800
1995 21.326 11.722 23.118 26.800 21.950 20.543 20.880 25.000 26.180 24.800
1996 21.322 12.147 23.011 26.800 22.105 20.547 20.870 25.000 26.174 24.800
1997 21.296 12.158 22.494 26.800 22.172 20.518 20.830 25.000 26.251 24.800
1998 21.418 12.639 21.620 27.426 23.164 20.516 20.881 25.000 26.800 24.800
1999 21.070 12.552 23.880 27.426 22.489 20.490 20.818 25.000 26.081 24.800
2000 21.072 12.360 25.020 27.426 22.433 20.511 20.828 25.000 26.117 24.800
2001 1 20.772 12.169 24.909 27.426 22.622 20.337 20.671 25.000 25.998 24.800
2002 20.673 12.165 22.962 27.426 22.562 20.238 20.541 25.000 26.062 24.800
2003 20.499 12.360 22.242 27.425 22.468 20.082 20.387 25.000 25.972 24.800
2004 20.424 12.266 22.324 27.426 22.473 19.980 20.290 25.000 26.108 24.800
2005 20.348 12.093 22.342 26.279 22.178 19.988 20.246 25.000 25.494 24.800
2006 20.310 12.080 22.066 26.271 22.050 19.931 20.181 25.000 25.453 24.800
2007 20.340 12.090 22.069 26.329 22.371 19.909 20.168 25.000 25.466 24.800
2008 20.208 12.121 21.887 26.281 22.348 19.713 19.977 25.000 25.399 24.800
2009 R 19.963 R 12.076 22.059 26.334 21.893 19.521 19.742 25.000 25.633 24.800
2010 R 20.173 R 11.960 R 21.826 26.296 R 21.005 R 19.623 R 19.832 25.000 25.713 24.800
2011P 20.136 11.604 20.724 26.300 20.588 19.370 19.583 25.000 25.645 24.800
1Beginning in 2001, includes a small amount of refuse recovery (coal recaptured from a refuse mine,
and cleaned to reduce the concentration of noncombustible materials).
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  
2Waste coal (including fine coal, coal obtained from a refuse bank or slurry dam, anthracite culm,
bituminous gob, and lignite waste) consumed by the electric power and industrial sectors.  Beginning in
1989, waste coal supplied is counted as a supply-side item to balance the same amount of waste coal
included in "Consumption."
Note:  The values in this table are for gross heat contents.  See "Heat Content" in Glossary. 
3Includes transportation.  Excludes coal synfuel plants. Web Page:  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#appendices for updated annual
conversion factors.
4Electricity-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.
Sources:  See "Thermal Conversion Factor Source Documentation," which follows Table A6.
5Electric power sector factors are for anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste
coal, and, beginning in 1998, coal synfuel.
 
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