The figure is 2% lower than in October 2001. Coal consumed by the electric power sector in August 2002 was estimated as 95 million tons, 3% higher than the level in August 2001.
Electric power sector coal stocks were estimated as 120 million short tons at the end of August 2002, 5% higher than the level a year earlier.
Coal exports in August 2002 totaled 4 million tons, 19% lower than exports in August 2001. Coal imports in August 2002 totaled 2 million tons, 12% lower than imports in August 2001.