Uses of Coal
|Distribution of Coal by Consuming Sector, 2004|
The three major markets for coal are electric power, industrial and the export markets.
112,417,000 Tons *Combining market sectors shows 97.4% of Kentucky's coal goes to the domestic market in 23 states.
Kentucky's other coal is sold to Canada and to three other foreign countries.
90,218,000 TonsEastern Kentucky's market has remained steady in the industrial market (30.5%), the export and coking markets have increased while the electric power plant market remains predominate at 65.0%.
Source: U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration, Coal Industry Annual, 2004.
*NOTE: Distribution figures may differ from production figures due to the stockpiling of coal.