Coal production in the U.S. by on coalbed thickness 2018

This statistic depicts the coal production in the United States by coalbed thickness in 2018. In that year, there were 26.16 million tons of coal produced underground from coal beds with thicknesses of 79 to under 85 inches. In 2013, coal production fell beneath one billion short tons for the first time since 1993. In 2018, coal production amounted to some 756 million short tons. Coal-derived energy still fuels much of the United States' energy.

Coal production in the United States in 2018, by coalbed thickness

Coalbed thickness in inchesUndergroundSurfaceTotal
Under 7-1515
7 to under 13-1,3921,392
13 to under 195826,7157,297
19 to under 258566,4357,291
25 to under 311,6349,20210,837
31 to under 379,4729,23218,974
37 to under 4312,5378,92221,459
43 to under 499,24615,57124,817
49 to under 5517,4456,45123,896
55 to under 6126,8683,85630,724
61 to under 6712,8277,34720,174
67 to under 7345,1346,29251,426
73 to under 7948,5682,73751,305
79 to under 8526,1601,25727,418
85 to under 9127,4925,43132,923
91 to under 971121,3511,463
103 to under 10912,8962,15815,054
109 to under 1155,2239,11114,334
115 to 12013,6658,72522,390
Over 1204,058366,723370,782
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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Includes mines with production of less than 25,000 short tons, which are not required to provide data, and refuse recovery.
Missing values are as a result of no data having been reported.

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