French steam coal imports expand in April

French steam coal imports increased to 1.1m tonnes in April, up 19.3% m-o-m and up 107% y-o-y. Russian deliveries increased to 380KT, up 75.3% m-o-m and up 233% y-o-y. Colombian supplies increased to the higest level since December 2015 at 320KT, up 455% m-o-m and up 380% y-o-y. Imports from South Africa totalled 150KT, down 10.3% m-o-m but still were 47% higher y-o-y. US shipments increased to 130KT, up 22.2% m-o-m. There was no deliveries from the US in April last year.

French steam coal imports increased to 4.5m tonnes over the Jan.-April period, up 930KT or 26.4% y-o-y. Russian supplies increased to 1.3m tonnes, up 390KT or 44.4% y-o-y. Imports from the US sky rocketed to 630KT, up 560KT or a whopping 749% y-o-y. South African deliveries increased to 610KT, up 150KT or 31.6% y-o-y. Imports from Colombia remained largely unchanged at 670KT, down 0.4% y-o-y.