U.S. Coal Usage/Consumption 1960-2021

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • U.S. coal usage/consumption for 2015 was 34.23%, a 5.42% decline from 2014.
  • U.S. coal usage/consumption for 2014 was 39.65%, a 0.29% decline from 2013.
  • U.S. coal usage/consumption for 2013 was 39.94%, a 1.46% increase from 2012.
  • U.S. coal usage/consumption for 2012 was 38.48%, a 4.87% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Coal
Poland 80.91%
Hong Kong 65.44%
Australia 62.87%
Czech Republic 53.06%
Israel 45.40%
Germany 44.26%
South Korea 43.08%
Greece 42.66%
Netherlands 38.65%
Chile 37.14%
United States 34.23%
Japan 33.15%
Slovenia 29.59%
Portugal 28.72%
Denmark 24.54%
United Kingdom 22.81%
Croatia 20.56%
Hungary 19.47%
Spain 18.96%
Ireland 17.35%
Italy 16.12%
Slovak Republic 12.51%
Canada 9.84%
Finland 8.30%
Austria 8.23%
Panama 6.92%
Belgium 6.11%
Estonia 5.33%
New Zealand 4.25%
France 2.16%
Argentina 2.03%
Singapore 1.20%
Sweden 0.67%
Norway 0.10%
Lithuania 0.00%
Brunei 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Cyprus 0.00%
Malta 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Iceland 0.00%
Latvia 0.00%
Uruguay 0.00%
UAE 0.00%
Switzerland 0.00%
Luxembourg 0.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.00%
U.S. Coal Usage/Consumption - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Coal Annual Change
2015 34.23% -5.42%
2014 39.65% -0.29%
2013 39.94% 1.46%
2012 38.48% -4.87%
2011 43.35% -2.45%
2010 45.80% 0.36%
2009 45.44% -3.67%
2008 49.10% 0.11%
2007 48.99% -0.78%
2006 49.77% -0.68%
2005 50.46% 0.06%
2004 50.40% -0.98%
2003 51.38% 0.72%
2002 50.66% -0.98%
2001 51.63% -1.26%
2000 52.90% 0.78%
1999 52.12% -0.62%
1998 52.74% -1.07%
1997 53.81% 1.09%
1996 52.72% 1.22%
1995 51.50% -1.02%
1994 52.52% -0.89%
1993 53.40% 0.16%
1992 53.24% 0.64%
1991 52.60% -0.47%
1990 53.07% -1.05%
1989 54.12% -3.56%
1988 57.68% 0.04%
1987 57.64% 1.47%
1986 56.17% -1.05%
1985 57.22% 1.17%
1984 56.05% 1.01%
1983 55.04% 1.36%
1982 53.68% 0.85%
1981 52.83% 1.62%
1980 51.20% 3.54%
1979 47.67% 3.66%
1978 44.01% -2.11%
1977 46.11% -0.06%
1976 46.17% 1.88%
1975 44.30% 0.12%
1974 44.18% -1.99%
1973 46.16% 1.60%
1972 44.57% -0.22%
1971 44.79% -1.60%
1970 46.39% -3.06%
1969 49.45% -2.61%
1968 52.06% -0.39%
1967 52.45% -1.65%
1966 54.10% -0.53%
1965 54.63% 0.61%
1964 54.02% -0.37%
1963 54.39% 1.14%
1962 53.25% -0.48%
1961 53.73% -0.18%
1960 53.91% -0.18%