US coal production, consumption and employment fell in 2015

Last Modified: Fri Nov 11 2016 17:46:23 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 10%
    drop in US coal production in 2015 to 897 million tons, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
  • 13%
    drop in consumption of coal for electric power generation, industrial, and other uses to 798 million tons in 2015 - lowest level since 1986.
  • 12%
    fall in employment at US coal mines to 65,971 employees in 2015, the lowest level since EIA began collecting coal mining employment data in 1978.
  • 23%
    fall in total consumption for the first seven months of 2016 compared to the same period on 2015.