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South African Coal Export Prices Decline Most in 18 Months

July 17, 2012

Coal export prices at South Africa’s Richards Bay, the continent’s biggest terminal for shipping the fuel, fell the most in almost 18 months.

Coal for immediate delivery lost $4.99, or 5.5 percent, to $85.50 a metric ton in the week ended July 13, according to IHS McCloskey data on Bloomberg. That’s the biggest decline since Jan. 21, 2011. The price is quoted on a free-on-board basis, which excludes delivery costs.

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