China’s coking coal imports drop to year’s low

China imported 2.42 million tonnes of coking coal in September, the lowest so far this year.

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The volume is also 5.8% lower from that recorded in August, according to Chinese customs data.

Arrivals from Mongolia increased 21.1% from August to 1 million tonnes, while arrivals from Australia and Russia fell 25.9% and 36.8% respectively.

Coking coal imports
2.42 million tonnes
Down 5.8% month-on-month
Down 37.5% year-on-year

Top suppliers

(million tonnes, month-on-month change)
Mongolia: 1, 21.1%
Canada: 0.45, 21.9%
Australia: 0.45, -25.9%
Russia: 0.21, -36.8%
New Zealand: 0.18, N/A

Source: Chinese customs

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