Coal Consumption (CLCON)

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What is it?

Coal consumption data comes from the Energy Information Administration showing the amount coal that is used by sector in the U.S. economy. The data is not seasonally adjusted and is reported in trillions BTU.

In SONAR, coal consumption is presented at the following granularities:

  • COMM – commercial
  • IDST – industrial
  • TRAN – transportation

Who is interested?

Economists, energy market analysts

What does it tell me?

Coal consumption data is part of a package of energy consumption data from the EIA. Combined with other forms of energy such as natural gas and renewables, this data gives a picture of how much energy the U.S. economy is consuming every month. The granularities here show consumption by sector, with the industrial sector responsible for over 90% of all coal consumption in the economy.

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