Apparent consumption, (coal)

What is Apparent consumption, (coal)?

Apparent consumption, (coal) meaning Coal production plus imports of coal, coke, and briquets minus exports of coal, coke, and briquets plus or minus stock changes. Note: The sum of “Production” and “Imports” less “Exports” may not equal “Consumption” due to changes in stocks, losses, unaccounted-for coal, and special arrangements such as the United States shipments of anthracite to United States Armed Forces in Europe.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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