US coal Exports
August saw coal exports (excluding cargoes to Canada) from the US climb to a 3-month high of 5.3 Mt, up 1.2 Mt on July, according to data from the National Mining Association. However, August's figure remains 1.2 Mt below the year-ago level. Total coal exports in January to August of 44.9 Mt were 12.3 Mt below the corresponding period of last year. Coking coal exports plunged by 8.7 Mt year-on-year in the first eight months of the year to 27.7 Mt, while steam coal shipments declined by 3.6 Mt in the same period last year, to 17.1 Mt.