Monthly coal consumption for energy in the U.S. 2015-2020

The monthly consumption of coal for the generation of electricity in the United States has fluctuated greatly since 2015. Consumption in the months following July 2019 steadily fell, and dropped to a low of 23.6 million tons by April 2020. Coal power generation in 2020 was severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and dropped by 40 percent in the U.S. during the lockdown period between March and April, 2020. Globally, the impact of COVID-19 on the energy sector was devastating.

Monthly consumption of coal for electricity generation in the United States from 2015 to 2020

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Release date

September 2020


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2020

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