The annual distribution of coal mined in Kentucky is a combination of instate consumers, out of state power plants, factories, and foreign exports. Demand from out of state consumers has consistently been the largest component of Kentucky coal deliveries for several decades. Eastern Kentucky coal has predominantly been sold to states in the southeastern United States. Conversely, western Kentucky coal has mostly been mined for instate consumption. Kentucky remains the single largest consumer of Kentucky coal. As other states have decreased their consumption of coal from the Commonwealth, the percentage of Kentucky coal consumed in the state has increased. Known foreign exports of Kentucky coal in 2015 were 605 thousand tons or 1.0 percent of known coal deliveries.