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What countries are the largest sources of U.S coal imports?

In 2016, the United States imported the most coal from Colombia—about 7.89 million short tons. This was about 80% of total U.S. coal imports of about 9.85 million short tons in 2016. Canada was the second-largest source of U.S. coal imports in 2016—about 1.08 million short tons or about (approximately 11% of total U.S. coal imports). The rest of U.S. coal imports in 2016 came from 13 other countries.

Learn more:U.S. coal exports and imports data
Table 18. U.S. Coal Imports, Quarterly Coal Report October—December 2016
Energy Explained: Coal Imports and Exports

Last updated: August 11, 2017


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