Moroccan steam coal imports totalled 480KT in March, up 17.4% m-o-m but still were 19.6% lower y-o-y. Russian supplies increased to 260KT, up 42.7% m-o-m and up 19.2% y-o-y. Imports from the US also increased to 150KT, up 176% m-o-m and up 130.5% y-o-y. On the other hand, imports from South Africa declined to just 60KT, down 62.3% m-o-m and down 72.9% y-o-y.
Morocco imported 1.4m tonnes of steam coal in Q117, down 290KT or 16.8% y-o-y. Russian deliveries increased to 630KT, up 280KT or 79.8% y-o-y. Imports from the US remained low during the period, down 60KT or 14.1% y-o-y. South African shipments declined to 410KT, down 290KT or 40.9% y-o-y.