Pennsylvania > Largest export: Coal > 2014 coal value: $1.58 billion > Pct. change in coal export value (2013-2014): -21.0% > Coal as share of total state exports: 3.9%
Between natural gas from hydraulic fracturing and coal mining, energy resources contributed nearly 7% to Pennsylvania’s exports. Pennsylvania exported nearly $1.6 billion worth of coal alone in 2014, the state’s largest exports. Home to the coal rich Appalachian Mountains, Pennsylvania is one of the largest coal-producing states in the country. Coal mining has been a fundamental component in Pennsylvania’s economy for more than 200 years.