Australia Newcastle Thermal Coal Falls 1.5% to $113.69 a Ton

Power-station coal prices at Australia’s Newcastle port, an Asian benchmark, dropped 1.5 percent in the week ended today.

Coal prices at the New South Wales port declined to $113.69 a metric ton from $115.40 the previous week, according to the globalCOAL NEWC Index.

Xstrata Plc, the world’s largest exporter of power-station coal, BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group are among mining companies that ship coal through Newcastle.

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