DATA: RBCT coal shipments expand in May

RBCT coal exports increased to 6.5m tonnes in May, up 31.1% m-o-m and up 5.7% y-o-y. Shipments to India totalled 3.9m tonnes, up 26.1% m-o-m but still were 7.7% lower y-o-y. Exports to Pakistan increased to 920KT, up 2.1% m-o-m and up 88.3% y-o-y.

RBCT shipped 29.1m tonnes of coal over the Jan.-May period, down 1.1m tonnes or 3.5% y-o-y. Exports to India declined to 14.1m tonnes, down 3.8m tonnes or 21.1% y-o-y. On the other hand, shipments to Pakistan increased to 3.8m tonnes, up 1.8m tonnes or 90.3% y-o-y.