U.S. Coal Production


Kentucky & U.S. Coal Production,* 1970-2006 (millions of tons)

Year

Kentucky

United
States

Kentucky as
% of U.S.

Eastern

Western

Total

1970

72.5

 

52.8

 

125.3

602.9

 

20.8

1971

71.6

 

47.8

 

119.4

552.2

 

21.6

1972

68.9

 

52.3

 

121.2

595.4

 

20.4

1973

74.0

 

53.7

 

127.6

591.7

 

21.6

1974

85.4

 

51.8

 

137.2

603.4

 

22.7

1975

87.3

 

56.4

 

143.6

648.4

 

22.1

1976

91.1

 

52.8

 

144.0

678.7

 

21.2

1977

94.0

 

52.3

 

146.3

691.3

 

21.2

1978

96.2

 

39.5

 

135.7

665.1

 

20.4

1979

104.1

 

42.5

 

146.5

777.9

 

18.8

1980

109.2

 

41.0

 

150.1

829.7

 

18.1

1981

117.9

 

39.7

 

157.6

823.8

 

19.1

1982

111.2

 

39.0

 

150.2

838.1

 

17.9

1983

95.6

 

35.6

 

131.2

782.1

 

16.8

1984

117.3

 

42.3

 

159.5

895.9

 

17.8

1985

113.3

 

39.0

 

152.3

883.6

 

17.2

1986

112.7

 

41.2

 

153.9

890.3

 

17.3

1987

119.9

 

45.3

 

165.2

918.8

 

18.0

1988

117.5

 

40.3

 

157.9

950.3

 

16.6

1989

125.7

 

41.6

 

167.4

980.7

 

17.1

1990

128.4

 

44.9

 

173.3

1,029.1

 

16.8

1991

117.2

 

41.8

 

159.0

996.0

 

16.0

1992

119.4

 

41.7

 

161.1

997.5

 

16.2

1993

120.2

36.1

156.3

945.4

16.5

1994

124.4

37.2

161.6

1,033.5

15.6

1995

118.5

 

35.2

 

153.7

1,033.0

 

14.9

1996

117.0

35.5

152.4

1,063.9

14.3

1997120.934.9155.91,089.914.3
1998116.733.6150.31,118.113.4
1999110.029.6139.61,100.412.7
2000105.025.8130.71,073.612.2
2001109.124.7133.81,125.911.9
200299.424.7124.11,094.3

11.3
200391.321.5112.81,071.810.5
200490.923.4114.21,112.1

10.3
200593.326.4119.71,131.5

10.6
200693.627.2120.81,162.7

10.4

* NOTE: These are the official U.S. DOE numbers for Kentucky.  State and Federal numbers will differ.
 

2006
Rank

      State      

Millions
of Tons

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Wyoming
West Virginia
Kentucky
Pennsylvania
Texas
Montana
Colorado
Indiana
Illinois
Virginia

447.0
157.0
120.8
  61.1
  45.5
  41.8
  36.3
  35.1
  32.8
  30.4

 

U.S. Leading Coal Producers

Kentucky ranked third in the United States in coal production during 2006.

 

 

Sources: U.S. DOE - Energy Information Administration; Coal Industry Annual, 1993-2006, Coal Production, 1977-1992. U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral Yearbook, 1970-1976.

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