The Annual Coal Report (ACR) tables provide annual data on U.S. coal production, prices, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, productive capacity, consumption, and stocks. Please note that data have been revised for 2010 receipts, consumption, stocks, and average price data for U.S. manufacturing, as well as data reported for Texas and the West South Central Census Division, as applicable to this report. All data for 2010 and prior years are final.
U.S. coal production totaled 1,084.4 million short tons, about 0.9 percent increase from the 2009 total of 1,074.9 million short tons. Wyoming continued to be the largest coal-producing State with 442.5 million short tons, 2.6 percent higher than the 2009 total of 431.1 million short tons.
Coal consumption totaled 1,048.5 million short tons, up 5.1 percent from the 2009 consumption level of 997.5 million short tons. This increase can be attributed to higher consumption in the electric power, manufacturing, and coke sectors in 2010.
Coal stocks fell to 231.7 million short tons at the end of 2010, compared to 244.8 million short tons at the end of 2009.
Coal mine employment was 86,195 in 2010, a 1.8-percent-drop from the 2009 level of 87,755 mine employees.
Coal mine productivity declined by 1.1 percent to 5.55 tons per miner per hour, slightly below the 2009 level of 5.61 tons per miner per hour.
Table 1. Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type
Table 14. Recoverable Coal Reserves and Average Percentage at Producing Mines by State
Table 28. Average Sales Price of Coal by State and Mine Type
Table 34. Average Price of Coal Delivered to End Use Sector by Census Division and State