European Coal for 2013 Delivery Declines for a Fifth Quarter

European coal for delivery in 2013 declined for a fifth quarter.

Thermal coal for delivery next year to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Antwerp dropped 1 percent over the past three months to $97.75 a metric ton as of 2:34 p.m. in London, according to broker data compiled by Bloomberg. The contract lost 2 percent during September.

Bloomberg tracks information supplied by ICAP Plc, GFI Group Inc., Spectron Group Ltd., Credit Suisse Group AG, IHS McCloskey, Tradition Financial Services and Tullett Prebon Plc.