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Annual Coal Report

Release Date: October 3, 2019 Next Release Date: November 2, 2020 full reportPDF
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The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2018 and previous years are final.

Highlights for 2018

  • U.S. coal production decreased 2.4% year over year to 756.2 million short tons (MMst).
  • The total productive capacity of U.S. coal mines was 1,020.5 MMst, a decrease of 3.6% from the 2017 level.
  • The average number of employees at U.S. coal mines increased by 532 from the 2017 level to 53,583 employees.
  • U.S. coal mining productivity, as measured by average production per employee hour, decreased 4.8% from the 2017 level to 6.23 short tons per employee hour.
  • U.S. coal consumption decreased 4.0% from the 2017 level to 688.1 MMst. The electric power sector accounted for about 92.6% of the total U.S. coal consumed in 2018.
  • The average sales price of bituminous coal was $59.43 per short ton, a 6.9% increase from the 2017 level. The average sales price of subbituminous coal was $13.64 per short ton, a 4.5% decrease from the 2017 level. The average sales price of thermal coal increased by 1.8% from the 2017 level to $27.02 per short ton. The average sales price of metallurgical coal increased 8.4% from the 2017 level to $144.00 per short ton.
  • Total U.S. coal stocks in 2018 ended at 130.5 MMst, 21.9% lower than at the same time in 2017. Electric power coal stocks decrease by 34.3 MMst to 103.5 MMst at the end of 2018.
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Data tables

Summary

  • Table ES-1.Coal Production
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  • Table ES-2.Coal Mining Productivity
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  • Table ES-3.Coke Overview
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  • Table ES-4.Nominal Coal Prices
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  • Table ES-5.Average Price of U.S. Coal Exports and Imports
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Production

  • Table 1.Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type
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  • Table 2.Coal Production and Number of Mines by State, County, and Mine Type
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  • Table 3.Underground Coal Production by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 3.1Surface Coal Production by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 4.Coal Production by Coalbed Thickness and Mine Type
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  • Table 5.Coal Production and Coalbed Thickness by Major Coalbeds and Mine Type
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  • Table 6.Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Coal Rank
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  • Table 7.Coal Production by State, Mine Type, and Union Status
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  • Table 8.Coal Disposition by State
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  • Table 9.Major U.S. Coal Mines
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  • Table 10.Major U.S. Coal Producers
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Productive Capacity

  • Table 11.Productive Capacity of Coal Mines by State
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  • Table 12.Capacity Utilization of Coal Mines by State
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  • Table 13.Productive Capacity and Capacity Utilization of Underground Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 13.1Productive Capacity and Capacity Utilization of Surface Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
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Recoverable Reserves

  • Table 14.Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Mines by State
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  • Table 15.Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Mines, Estimated Recoverable Reserves, and Demonstrated Reserve Base by Mining Method
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  • Table 16.Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Underground Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 16.1Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing Surface Coal Mines by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 17.Recoverable Coal Reserves at Producing U.S. Mines by Mine Production Range and Mine Type
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Employment

  • Table 18.Average Number of Employees by State and Mine Type
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  • Table 18.1.Average Number of Employees and Number of Mines by State and Coal Type
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  • Table 19.Average Number of Employees at Underground and Surface Mines by State and Mine Production Range
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  • Table 20.Average Number of Employees at Underground and Surface Mines by State and Union Status
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Productivity

  • Table 21.Coal Mining Productivity by State and Mine Type
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  • Table 22.Underground Coal Mining Productivity by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 22.1Surface Coal Mining Productivity by State and Mining Method
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  • Table 23.Coal Mining Productivity by State, Mine Type, and Mine Production Range
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  • Table 24.Coal Mining Productivity by State, Mine Type, and Union Status
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Domestic Market

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  • Table 26.U.S. Coal Consumption by End Use Sector, Census Division, and State
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  • Table 27.Year-End Coal Stocks by Sector, Census Division, and State
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Average Mine Sales Price

  • Table 28.Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Mine Type
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  • Table 29.Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Underground Mining Method
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  • Table 29.1Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Surface Mining Method
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  • Table 30.Average Sales Price of Coal by State, County, and Number of Mines
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  • Table 31.Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Coal Rank
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  • Table 32.Average Sales Price of Coal by Mine Production Range and Mine Type
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  • Table 33.Average Sales Price of U.S. Coal by State and Disposition
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  • Table 33.1.Average Sales Price of U.S. Coal by Use and Disposition
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Average Consumer Prices

  • Table 34.Average Price of Coal Delivered to End Use Sector by Census Division and State
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Imports and Exports

  • Table 35.Coal Imports by Country of Origin
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  • Table 36.Coal Exports by Country of Destination
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