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US Coal Exports Rose 61% In 2017, Recovering From Drops In Previous Years

US coal exports rose by 61% in 2017 (by a total of 36.7 million short tons), largely on the back of increased shipments to Asia and steady shipments to Europe, going by the most recent figures released by the EIA.

The exact figures for 2017 were 97 million short tons of US coal exports, with 55.3 million short tons relating to metallurgical coal exports (51% of the total), and steam coal making up the remainder of exports.

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