Economic Impact of Coal Industry

Table 2: Met or Underground Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 Year Employment - FTE Payroll Non-payroll Total Spending Capital Investment 2017 1,765 $223,945,958 $498,152,807 $722,098,765 $99,222,252 2018 1,767 $248,250,855 $566,278,303 $814,529,158 $107,945,171 Year Employment - FTE Payroll Non-payroll Total Spending Capital Investment 2017 2,179 $269,037,539 $600,680,169 $869,717,708 $99,643,852 2018 2,201 $297,449,223 $671,369,250 $968,818,473 $117,125,101 Table 4: Underground and Surface Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 Year Employment - FTE Payroll Non-payroll Total Spending Capital Investment 2017 414 $45,091,581 $102,527,362 $147,618,943 $421,600 2018 434 $49,198,368 $105,090,947 $154,289,315 $9,179,930 Table 3: Thermal or Surface Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 About 50% of the met coal producers and 40% of the thermal coal companies in Alabama responded to our survey. Based on our sample, met coal mining employed 1,767 FTE employees and spent a total of $815 million in payroll and non-payroll expenditures in 2018. Thermal coal companies employed 434 people and spent a total of $154 million in 2018. Together, our sample of met and thermal coal companies indicated a payroll spending of $297 million and a non-payroll spending of $671 million in 2018. In addition, these companies recorded a total $117 million in one-time capital spending. The aggregate direct spending by the coal producers in 2018 is reported to be $1.1 billion. Our research shows that met coal mining companies were responsible for 84% of total coal mining spending in Alabama in 2018. Our sample represent 86% of total reported employment of industry by the State’s Mining and Reclamation Division in 2018 for met coal and 82% of the total employment for the thermal coal miners. Next, we tallied the same statistics for the direct supporting industries of the coal mining in Alabama. The results are reported in Tables 5 through 7. Table 5: Suppliers – Underground Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 Year Employment Payroll Non-Payroll Total 2017 347 $32,797,125 $73,226,14 $106,023,273 2018 414 $35,832,273 $80,876,615 $116,708,888 Year Employment Payroll Non-Payroll Total 2017 740 $69,993,864 $156,275,315 $226,269,179 2018 883 $76,471,314 $172,602,532 $249,073,846 Table 7: Suppliers – Underground and Surface Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 Year Employment Payroll Non-Payroll Total 2017 393 $37,196,739 $83,049,168 $120,245,907 2018 469 $40,639,041 $91,725,917 $132,364,958 Table 6: Suppliers – Surface Mines, Survey Results, 2017-2018 14 ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE COAL INDUSTRY ON THE STATE OF ALABAMA

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