In 2021, the United States exported about 85 million short tons of coal to 83 countries.1 About 53% of total coal exports in 2021 were metallurgical coal and 47% were steam coal.
|Million short tons||Percentage of total coal exports|
|Total, all countries||85.21|
|Top five destination countries|
|Total for top five countries||49.25||57.8%|
|Note: The ports in The Netherlands are major sources for the transshipment of coal to other European nations. Therefore, a large portion of this volume may ultimately be consumed by other countries in Europe.|
1 Includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Preliminary data.
Quarterly Coal Report Table 7. U.S. Coal Exports
U.S. coal export data, annual and quarterly, by types of coal and destination countries
Energy Explained: Coal Imports and Exports
Last updated: April 12, 2022, with data from the Quarterly Coal Report, April 2022.