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Weekly US coal production totals 11.3 million st, down 2.2% on week: EIA

Weekly US coal production was estimated at about 11.3 million st in the week ended Dec. 12, down 2.2% from the previous week, US Energy Information Administration data showed Dec. 17.

From the year-ago week, output was down 10.6%, and the five-year average for week 50 is nearly 15 million st, leaving the most recent week at a 24.7% deficit.

Through 50 weeks, output is estimated at almost 516 million st, down 24% year on year.

On an annualized basis, total US output is projected at 538 million st, down 23.5% from 2019.

Only Northern Appalachian basin production rose week on week, up 0.1% to nearly 1.6 million st. Compared to the year-ago week, NAPP output dropped 16.6%.

Annualized NAPP output is projected to be 74.4 million st, down 28.1% year on year.

Production from Wyoming and Montana declined the most from the previous week, down 3.4% to almost 5.3 million st. Year on year, output declined 10%.

Output from the two states is annualized at nearly 248 million st, down 20.2% from last year.

Central Appalachian and Illinois Basin output dropped 1.6% and 0.7%, respectively.

CAPP production declined 13.3% year on year to over 1.2 million st in the most recent week, and IB production dropped 16.2% from the year-ago week to over 1.3 million st.

While 2020 CAPP output is projected to be 61.5 million st, down 28.7% year on year, IB is projected at 67.6 million st, down 28.1%.
Source: Platts

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