US Thermal Coal Imports Fall to Over 10-Year Low in April: Census Bureau

US coal imports totaled a 10-year low 121,259 mt in April, down 42.9% from March and 71.5% lower than the year-ago month, according to US Census Bureau data published June 4. Year-to-date thermal imports are at 921,836 mt, down 50.1% from the first four months of 2019.

Coal imports from Colombia tumbled to over a 10-year low 33,274 mt in the latest month, down 74.7% from March and 90.8% lower than the year-ago month. Despite the overall lower imports, US coal imports from Indonesia rose to 59,955 mt in April, up 14.4% from March and 11.4% higher than a year ago…

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