In 2021, about 577,431 thousand (or 577 million) short tons of coal were produced in 21 states. Five states produced a total of about 424,928 thousand (or 424 million) short tons, equal to about 74% of total U.S. coal production. The five largest coal-producing states with production in thousand short tons and their percentage shares of total U.S. coal production in 2021 were:
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Last updated: November 8, 2022 with most recent data available at the time of update.