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Weekly US coal production sees declines

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World Coal,

US weekly coal production totalled approximately 12.9 million short t, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly production estimate for the week ended 9 July 2016.

This production estimate is 8.4% lower than last week's estimate and 22.9% lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2015.

East of the Mississippi River, coal production came in at 4.7 million short t. West of the Mississippi River, coal production reached 8.2 million short t.

Overall, US year-to-date coal production is calculated to be at 343.7 million short t, 27.1% lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2015.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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