Vietnamese steam coal imports increased to 1.3m tonnes in October, up 22.5% m-o-m and up 6.8% y-o-y. Indonesian supplies slumped to 510KT, down 10.5% m-o-m but still were 120% higher y-o-y. Australian deliveries totalled 230KT, up 37.8% m-o-m but still were 54.6% lower y-o-y. Imports from Russia totalled 210KT, up 3.7% m-o-m but still were 21% lower y-o-y. China supplied 140KT, up from 60KT in September and up from 80KT delivered in October 2016.
Vietman imported 11.7m tonnes over the first 10 months of the year, down 150KT or 1.3% y-o-y. Indonesian deliveries increased to 4.8m tonnes, up 2.6m tonnes or 111.3% y-o-y. On the other hand, Australian supplies declined to 2.9m tonnes, down 980KT or 25.4% y-o-y. Imports from Russia declined to 1.8m tonnes, down 1.7m tonnes or 48.2% y-o-y. Imports from China also declined to 640KT, down 810KT or 56% y-o-y.