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Weekly Coal Production Report: December 06, 2012

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The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended December 01, 2012 and month ended November 2012.   

For the week ended December 01:

•    U.S. coal production totaled approximately 20.3 million short tons (mmst)

•    This production estimate is 5.9 percent higher than last week's estimate and 10.1 percent lower than the production estimate in the comparable week in 2011

•    Coal production east of the Mississippi River totaled about 8.6 mmst

•    Coal production west of the Mississippi River totaled about 11.7 mmst

•    U.S. year-to-date coal production totaled 940.2 mmst, 6.5 percent lower than the comparable year-to-date coal production in 2011

•    An evaluation of the Weekly Coal Production Report has been done to compare 2011 estimates with 2011 actual Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) production. It is available under "Coal Production Estimates Evaluation".

For the month ended November 2012:

•    U.S. coal production totaled approximately 85.5 million short tons (mmst)

•    This production estimate is 9.2 percent lower than the estimate in the same month in 2011

•    Coal production east of the Mississippi River totaled about 35.9 mmst

•    Coal production west of the Mississippi River totaled about 49.5 mmst

For more information:

http://www.eia.gov/coal/production/weekly/

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