This week, EIA reported that U.S. metallurgical exports for July were down only 1.3%, as compared to July of last year.  Also, comparing July 09 to July 08, steam exports were off by more than 55% while imported coal was down by 21%.  Year-to-date comparisons of 2009 to 2008 for the period of January through July, showed metallurgical exports off by 27%, steam exports down by 38% and imports off by 28%.

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