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Coal energy prices 2012-2021

Coal prices for electric power generation in the United States are expected to fall to 1.94 U.S. dollars per million British thermal unit in 2020. This is a decrease of 0.7 U.S. dollars when compared to the previous year. However, by 2021, the average coal price is forecast to climb again.

Averae price for coal in the electric power sector in the United States from 2012 to 2019, with a forecast until 2021

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Release date

November 2020


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2018 are taken from previous annual reports.
* Projections.
Prices are not adjusted for inflation.

According to the source, price estimates are consumption-weighted average prices for all sectors, including the electric power sector.

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