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Data for April 2020  |  Release date: June 24, 2020  |  Next release: July 24, 2020  |
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Table 3.4. Stocks of Coal by Coal Rank: Electric Power Sector, 2010 - May 2020
(Thousand Tons)

  Electric Power Sector
Period Bituminous Coal Subbituminous Coal Lignite Coal Total
End of Year Stocks
2010 81,108 86,915 6,894 174,917
2011 82,056 85,151 5,179 172,387
2012 86,437 93,833 4,846 185,116
2013 73,113 69,720 5,051 147,884
2014 72,771 72,552 6,225 151,548
2015 82,004 108,614 4,931 195,548
2016 67,241 90,376 4,393 162,009
2017 56,140 77,875 3,672 137,687
2018 41,507 58,247 3,039 102,793
2019 55,103 69,988 3,124 128,497
Year 2018, End of Month Stocks
January 47,910 72,251 3,074 123,235
February 47,658 69,960 2,909 120,526
March 49,027 73,768 3,213 126,008
April 50,499 74,747 3,324 128,571
May 51,393 73,377 3,212 127,982
June 48,411 69,439 3,191 121,041
July 44,487 63,014 2,847 110,348
August 42,359 58,570 2,816 103,744
Sept 40,384 57,155 2,845 100,384
October 42,588 59,252 3,016 104,855
November 42,392 58,575 3,108 104,075
December 41,507 58,247 3,039 102,793
Year 2019, End of Month Stocks
January 40,184 56,311 2,883 99,378
February 41,501 54,596 2,738 98,835
March 44,493 49,383 3,054 97,102
April 49,163 56,333 3,344 108,852
May 52,191 60,281 3,023 115,888
June 54,298 60,523 2,551 117,710
July 50,265 57,646 2,670 110,933
August 49,818 58,009 2,409 110,560
Sept 49,070 59,148 2,395 110,952
October 51,780 64,308 2,590 119,045
November 52,799 66,935 2,959 123,033
December 55,103 69,988 3,124 128,497
Year 2020, End of Month Stocks
January 56,268 74,560 3,307 134,402
February 57,374 78,705 3,235 139,558
March 59,838 81,734 3,624 145,451
April 61,845 85,920 3,947 151,998
May 61,513 88,352 4,117 154,340

Notes: See Glossary for definitions.
Values for 2018 and prior years are final. Values for 2019 and 2020 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
and predecessor forms. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report, and predecessor forms. Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following:
Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report;
and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.