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China Imports down

2016-10-10 08:39 Source:Coal International

China’s coal imports, including lignite ,thermal and metallurgical coal, totaled 15.23million mt in January ,down 9.2%year on year and 13.7%on the month, according to preliminary data released by the General Administration of Customs.

“We suspect the weakness could be attributed to thermal coal, where a pick-up in domestic output may have weakened demand for imported coal,”ANZ analysts said in note.

In December .China imported about 17.6million mt of coal.

In January,Chinaexported 606,000mt of coal, jumping nearly 162%year on year and up 38% on the month, the data showed.