Percentage increase in coal production in 2017 over 2016.
Percentage of increase in coal consumption by power utilities in the period Jan - Oct compared to same period in 2016.
Percentage increase in coal exports in the period Jan - Nov compared to the same period in 2016. The U.S. is exporting more coal to every major region, including the EU, where shipments are up by more than a third over 2016. Nuclear plants are struggling in the UK and in France, creating surprisingly strong demand for U.S. coal.
Coal jobs added in the period of Jan to Dec 2017.
Number of announcements related to closures of coal fired power plants in the U.S. amounting to a combined installed generation capacity of 22,222 MW.
The number of new met mines in Central Appalachia rising from 155 to 212 in the year ending in June.
Number of miners that died on the job in 2017, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) data show, compared with eight in 2016.