Thailand’s steam coal imports increased to 2.3Mt in August, up 14.6% y-o-y

Thailand’s steam coal imports increased to 2.3m tonnes in August, up 58.2% m-o-m and up 14.7% y-o-y. Indonesian deliveries increased to the highest level since May 2016 at 1.8m tonnes, up 51.3% m-o-m and up 11.3% y-o-y. Australian supplies reached the highest level since April 2016 at 480KT in August, up from 290KT in July and up from just 150KT delivered in August 2016.

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Thailand imported 15.2m tonnes of steam coal over the Jan.-August period, up 850KT or 5.9% y-o-y. Despite the hike in August deliveries, steam coal imports from Indonesia declined to 11m tonnes, down 320KT or 2.9% y-o-y. On the other hand, Australian supplies increased to 2.8m tonnes, up 350KT or 14.7% y-o-y.

Source: Customs