Steelmaking costs - metallurgical coal - USA.
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Coking Coal Prices

Steelmaking input costs - historic price trends


Metallurgical coal export prices, $ / short ton
YearQuarterUSA
20101117.4
20102143.7
20103162.5
20104160.6
20111170.4
20112191.2
20113201.6
20114181.4
20121169
20122157.2
20123148
20124131.1
20131119.4
20132119.2
20133111.9
20134110.7
20141105.6
2014296.7
2014395
2014495.5
2015194.8
2015293
2015385.7
2015480.5
2016168.4
2016269.3
2016376.3
20164118.1
20171153
20172145.8
20173124.4
20174119.4
20181144.5
20182135.6
20183133.8

Table last updated: 28th January 2019. Next update: ~ 3rd April 2019.

Notes and definitions

1) Metallurgical coal is a low-ash, low-sulphur and low-phosphorus coal that can be used to produce high grade coke. This coke is an essential fuel and reactant for blast furnace ironmaking.

2) Figures above are average quarterly export prices for metallurgical coal ('coking coal'; 'met coal') shipped from the USA expressed in USD per short ton on an f.a.s. basis [free alongside ship].

3) Source: all figures above are courtesy of the EIA.