Recent Examples of short ton from the Web
In 2012, coal exports peaked at 125.7 million short tons.
The September-delivery futures contract for the benchmark U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil Steel Index most recently traded at $620 per short ton on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
In 2008, the state produced nearly 158 million short tons of coal, and by 2016, that number had plummeted to 80 million, according to a report by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
This is nearly double the lows of $364 per short ton, set in late 2015.
In the first quarter of 2017, the price of metallurgical coal exports was $153 per short ton, up from $76 in the third quarter of 2016.
Exports to Asia rose by about half to 6.4 million short tons, U.S. government data show.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'short ton.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of short ton
Learn More about short ton
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about short ton
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up short ton? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).