Coal consumption

thousand short tons, 1949–2015

Info Edit
Data Item1949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
World483,237.42494,101.77505,904.01454,057.24454,798.20389,943.67447,012.20456,858.00434,476.23385,713.17385,062.22398,081.36390,352.13402,259.87423,480.49445,670.46471,965.12497,748.82491,430.53509,827.07516,413.92523,230.71501,574.62524,262.78562,583.60558,401.80562,640.43603,789.97625,290.96625,224.83680,524.25702,729.74732,626.83706,910.64736,672.31791,295.69818,048.66804,230.97836,940.59883,641.81894,999.88904,497.57899,226.81907,654.80944,081.29951,285.90962,103.781,006,320.771,029,544.461,037,102.821,038,646.541,084,094.881,060,145.531,066,354.571,094,860.841,107,254.541,125,977.611,112,291.761,127,998.131,120,548.44997,477.611,048,513.721,002,948.17889,185.12924,441.82917,731.48799,374.74

The quantity of coal burned for the generation of electric power (in short tons), including fuel used for maintenance of standby service.

Source: EIA