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Weekly US coal production totals 12 million st, up 43.7% on year


Annualized output expected at 574 million st

YTD output of 231 million st, up 6% on year

Weekly US coal production was estimated to be 12 million st, up 3.1% from the previous week and up 43.7% from the year-ago week, Energy Information Administration data showed June 3.

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The five-year average for week 21 is over 12.1 million st, leaving the most recent week at a 1.1% deficit. Output over 21 weeks is estimated at 231 million st, up 6% year on year.

On an annualized basis, US coal production is projected to be 574 million st, up 7.4% from 2020.

Production from Wyoming and Montana, which is largely made up of Powder River Basin coal, was approximately 5.5 million st, up 2.5% from the previous week and up 43.1% from the year-ago week.

Through the year so far, production from the two states was about 112 million st. Annualized, it is estimated to be 264 million st, up 7.8% year on year.

Illinois Basin production was about 1.4 million st, up 4.4% week on week and up 37.8% year on year.

IB output over 21 weeks was approximately 28.6 million st, and annualized, it is expected to be about 67.7 million st, down 0.1% from the previous year.

Output in the Northern Appalachian Basin was about 1.6 million st, up 3.7% from the previous week and up 46.7% from the year-ago week.

NAPP production through the year so far was about 32.7 million st. It is projected at 77.3 million st on an annualized basis, up 2% from the previous year.

Central Appalachian production was 1.3 million st, up 3.4% from the week before and up 31.8% year on year.

Through 21 weeks, CAPP output was approximately 26.6 million st. Annualized, it is projected at 63 million st, up 4.5% from 2020.