South African steam coal exports stood at 5Mt in August, down 18.2% y-o-y

South African steam coal exports totalled 5m tonnes in August, up 2% m-o-m but still were 18.2% lower y-o-y. This includes coal shipments to India, which increased by 17.6% m-o-m to 2m tonnes, although still were 15.9% lower y-o-y. Shipments to Pakistan totalled 290KT, down 56% m-o-m but still were 12.9% higher y-o-y.

South African shipments increased to 50.3m tonnes over the first 8 months of the year, up 3.4m tonnes or 7.3% y-o-y. Dispatches to India declined to 21.2m tonnes, down 4.9m tonnes or 18.7% y-o-y. On the other hand, shipments to Pakistan increased to 5.5m tonnes, up 2.3m tonnes or 72.6% y-o-y.

Source: Customs Authorities