Recoverable Coal Reserves and Average Recovery Percentage at Producing Mines (Million Short Tons)


Year Recoverable Reserves Average Recovery Percentage
2007 256 56.25
2006 273 55.85
2005 294 57.01
2004 250 56.95
2003 226 58.4
2002 261 58.6
2001 240 58.2
2000 246 55.26
1999 220 61.33
1998 187 58.44
1997 208 58.58
1996 188 54.81
1995 203 58.14
1994 237 58.37
1993 336 62.72


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Note:
  • W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data
  • Recoverable reserves represent the quantity of coal that can be recovered (i.e., mined) from existing coal reserves at reporting mines. Average recovery percentage represents the percentage of coal that can be recovered from coal reserves at reporting mines, weighted for all mines in the reported geographic area. Excludes mines producing less than 10,000 short tons, which are not required to provide data and refuse recovery.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.


  • Source:
  • Table 14, Annual Coal Report, EIA.