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To what country does the United States export the most coal?

In 2015, the United States exported the most coal to the Netherlands—about 12.9 million short tons. This was about 17% of total U.S. coal exports in 2015.

Note: The ports in the Netherlands are major sources for transshipment of coal to other European nations. Therefore, a large portion of this volume may be ultimately consumed by other countries in Europe.

Learn more:
U.S. coal exports and imports data
Table 7. U.S. Coal Exports, Quarterly Coal Report—December 2015, August 2016
Energy Explained: Coal Imports and Exports

Last updated: December 7, 2016 
 


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