The US's coal output was estimated at 12.02 million short tons (10.90 million tonnes) over the week ending on September 18, up 1.05% from the previous week and 12.06% from the same period last year, showed data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on September 23.
Coal production in Wyoming and Montana combined was estimated at 5.50 million short tons, up 1.05% from the week prior and 10.2% from a year ago.
Illinois's output was estimated at 786,700 short tons, up 3.69% from the previous week and 31.11% year on year, while Appalachian coal production was estimated at 3.16 million short tons, down 0.77 % from the previous week but up 18.32% from the previous year.
Over the first 38 weeks in 2021, US coal production was estimated at 416 million short tons, up 8.4% year on year.
U.S. rail coal shipments were 68.82 million short tons in the week, down 1.58% from a week ago but up 11.98% from the corresponding week last year.
(Writing by Lilya Li Editing by Tammy Yang)
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