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Quarterly Coal Report

Release Date: April 17, 2017   |  Next Release Date: July 6, 2017  |   full report 

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The Quarterly Coal Report (QCR) provides detailed quarterly data on U.S. coal production, exports, imports, receipts, prices, consumption, quality, stocks, and refined coal. Data on U.S. coke production, consumption, stocks, imports, and exports are also provided. All data for 2015 and prior years are final. All data for 2016 are preliminary.

Highlights for fourth quarter 2016:

  • U.S. coal production during fourth quarter 2016 totaled 199.5 million short tons. This was 2.3% higher than the previous quarter and 3.7% lower than fourth quarter 2015. Production in the Western Region, which represented about 57.5% of total U.S. coal production in fourth quarter 2016, totaled about 114.8 million short tons (5.5% lower than fourth quarter 2015).

  • Fourth quarter 2016 U.S. coal exports (19.3 million short tons) increased 54.1% from third quarter 2016 and increased 26.4% from fourth quarter 2015. The average price of U.S. coal exports during the fourth quarter 2016 was $92.57 per short ton.

  • The United States continued to import coal primarily from Colombia (72.2%), Canada (12.9%), and Indonesia (11.5%). No imports were recorded from Australia for fourth quarter 2016. U.S. coal imports in fourth quarter 2016 totaled 2.1 million short tons. The average price of U.S. coal imports during the third quarter 2016 was $71.21 per short ton.

  • Steam coal exports totaled 7.7 million short tons (121.6% higher than third quarter 2016); metallurgical coal exports totaled 11.6 million short tons (28.2% higher than third quarter 2016).

Quarterly Coal Imports and Exports



Quarterly Coal Stocks



  • U.S. coal consumption totaled 180.6 million short tons in fourth quarter 2016; this was 19.0% lower than the 223.0 million short tons reported in third quarter 2016 and 8.2% higher than the 167.0 million short tons reported in fourth quarter 2015. The electric power sector consumed about 92.8% of the total U.S. coal consumption in fourth quarter 2016.

  • Fourth quarter 2016 coal stocks grew to 203.3 million short tons from 197.5 million short tons at the end of third quarter 2016 (2.9% increase). Stocks in the electric power sector grew to 163.9 million short tons from 158.2 million short tons at the end of third quarter 2016.

Quarterly Coal Stocks

  

Data Tables Formats
Summary
ES1 U.S. Coal Summary Statistics PDF XLS
ES2 U.S. Coke Summary Statistics PDF XLS
ES3 Summary Statistics for Coal Refining Plants PDF XLS
Production
1 U.S. Coal Production PDF XLS
2 Coal Production by State PDF XLS
3 Coke and Breeze Production at Coke Plants PDF XLS
Export and Imports  
4 U.S. Coal Exports and Imports PDF XLS
5 Average Price of U.S. Coal Exports and Imports PDF XLS
6 Quantity and Average Price of U.S. Coal Imports by Origin PDF XLS
7 U.S. Coal Exports PDF XLS
8 Average Price of U.S. Coal Exports PDF XLS
9 U.S. Steam Coal Exports PDF XLS
10 Average Price of U.S. Steam Coal Exports PDF XLS
11 U.S. Metallurgical Coal Exports PDF XLS
12 Average Price of U.S. Metallurgical Coal Exports PDF XLS
13 Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
14 Steam Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
15 Metallurgical Coal Exports by Customs District PDF XLS
16 U.S. Coke Exports PDF XLS
17 Average Price of U.S. Coke Exports PDF XLS
18 U.S. Coal Imports PDF XLS
19 Average Price of U.S. Coal Imports PDF XLS
20 Coal Imports by Customs District PDF XLS
21 U.S. Coke Imports PDF XLS
22 Average Price of U.S. Coke Imports PDF XLS
Receipts and Prices  
23 Coal Receipts at Coke Plants by Census Division PDF XLS
24 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Coke Plants by Census Division PDF XLS
25 Open Market Sales and Average Price of Coke and Breeze PDF XLS
26 Coal Receipts at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State PDF XLS
27 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State PDF XLS
28 U.S. Coal Receipts at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code PDF XLS
29 Average Price of U.S. Coal Receipts at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code PDF XLS
30 Coal Receipts at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State PDF XLS
31 Average Price of Coal Receipts at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State PDF> XLS
Consumption  
32 U.S. Coal Consumption by End-Use Sector PDF XLS
33 Coal Carbonized at Coke Plants by Census Division PDF XLS
34 Coal Consumption at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State PDF XLS
35 U.S. Coal Consumption at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code PDF XLS/td>
36 Coal Consumption at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State PDF XLS
Stocks  
37 U.S. Coal Stocks PDF XLS
38 Coal Stocks at Coke Plants by Census Division PDF XLS>
39 Coal Stocks at Other Industrial Plants by Census Division and State PDF> XLS>
40 U.S. Coal Stocks at Manufacturing Plants by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code PDF XLS
41 Coke and Breeze Stocks at Coke Plants by Census Division PDF> XLS
42 Coal Stocks at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State PDF XLS
Quality  
43 Average Quality of Coal Received at Manufacturing and Coke Plants by Census Division and State PDF XLS
44 Average Quality of Coal Received at Commercial and Institutional Users by Census Division and State PDF XLS

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