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North American coal export trend

N. American coal exports

Unlike previous coal booms, the current US coal market is entering international consumption with more stability.

FACT: The burgeoning industries in China, Japan and India are aiding growth.

FACT: Falling domestic consumption can be traced back to a combination of cheaper natural gas and environmental regulations.

FACT: US port infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with the demand, with 6 US ports accounting for 94% of coal exports.

FACT: US coal exports to Europe have increased a whopping 92% in 2011 from 2010!

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