U.S. Anthracite Production Up 30 Percent from in First Half of 2019 Imports Up as Well

U.S. Anthracite Production Up 30 Percent from in First Half of 2019 Imports Up as Well U.S. Anthracite production reached 1.189 million tons in the first half of 2019. This is 30 percent more than the first half of 2018 when anthracite production was 912,000 tons.

Anthracite surface production accounted for the vast majority of anthracite mined in the region as surface production topped 1.162 million tons. Deep mines added 26,222 tons and culm bank production accounted for less than 500 ton.

Meanwhile, America’s appetite for anthracite also increased demand for more imported product. During the first half of 2019, the U.S. imported 66,000 metric tons of anthracite valued at $10.9 million. This is nearly double last year’s first half imports of 37,000 metric tons.

Russia and South Africa are the two major suppliers of standard anthracite product in 2019, with Russia exporting 30,000 metric tons into the U.S. and South Africa sending in 22,000 tons. China is a major supplier of specialty anthracite product shipping over 13,000 metric tons of anthracite into the United States.

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