U.S. Energy Information Administration logo
Skip to sub-navigation

As of July 1, 2022, we are continuing to restore our systems. The monthly data releases, including the Petroleum Supply Monthly, Natural Gas Monthly, and Electric Power Monthly, will be published next week. We will continue to post regular updates regarding the status of other data products.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This page has no sub-navigation. Skip to page content.

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

In 2021, the United States imported about 5.39 million short tons of coal from about 10 countries.1

U.S. coal imports—total and by top five source countries in 2021
Million short tons Percentage of total coal imports
Total, all countries5.39
Top five source countries
Columbia3.3762.5%
Canada1.0419.2%
Indonesia0.499.2%
Russia 0.346.3%
China0.122.2%
Total for top five countries5.3599.3%

1 Includes imports into Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 12, 2022, with data from the Quarterly Coal Report, April 2022.


Other FAQs about Coal