U.S. coal is exported to more than 40 nations. Major markets for American coal include the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil, South Korea, China and Canada. The U.S. exports both steam coal for generating electricity and metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process.
Importers of 1 million tons or more of U.S. coal in 2012
- U.S. Coal Exports (EIA Quarterly Coal Report July-September 2017)
- U.S. Steam Coal Exports by Country, 2017
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census.
Source: NMA, Report: Facts About Coal and Minerals, 2016