New Chart Shows Where U.S. Coal Exports Go (SNL)
Chart Watch: Where in the world is US coal going?
The United States exported nearly 425 million tonnes of coal between 2010 and April 2014, more than half of which was shipped to customers in Europe, according to data sourced from SNL Energy’s newly released Coal Import and Export tool.
Approximately 60% of all coal exported from the U.S. during the period was metallurgical quality coal bound for international steel manufacturers, according to SNL data, which is sourced from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
The busiest U.S. port during the analyzed period was Norfolk, Va., followed by New Orleans, Baltimore and Mobile, Ala.
To access SNL Energy’s new Coal Import and Export tool, click here.
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