Highlights for second–quarter 2018: U.S. coal production during second–quarter 2018 totaled 180.8 million short tons, which was 3.7% lower than the previous quarter and 3.4% lower than second–quarter 2017. Production in the Western Region, which represented about 52.3% of total U.S. coal production in second–quarter 2018, totaled about 94.6 million short tons (5.5% lower than second–quarter 2017). Second–quarter 2018 U.S. coal exports (30.9 million short tons) increased 13.4% from first–quarter 2018. The average price of U.S. coal exports during second–quarter 2018 was $103.26 per short ton. The United States continued to import coal primarily from Colombia (68.4%), Canada […]