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

In 2022, the United States imported about 6 million short tons of coal from about 11 countries.1

U.S. coal imports—total and by top five source countries in 2022
Million short tons Percentage of total coal imports
Total, all countries6.31
Top five source countries
Total for top five countries6.2198.4%

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, 2023, with data from the Quarterly Coal Report, April 2023; data are preliminary.

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