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How much coal does the United States import and from where?

In 2019, the United States imported about 6.70 million short tons of coal from about 15 countries.1

U.S. coal imports—total and by top five source countries in 2019
Million short tons Percentage of total coal imports
Total, all countries6.70
Top five source countries
Columbia5.0375%
Canada0.8212%
Indonesia 0.66 10%
Russia 0.071%
China0.051%
Total for top five countries6.6399%

1 Preliminary data.

Learn more:
Quarterly Coal Report, Table 18. U.S. Coal Exports
U.S. coal import data, annual and quarterly, by types of coal and destination countries
Energy Explained: Coal Imports and Exports

Last updated: April 1, 2020


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