Vietnamese steam coal imports increased to 1.3Mt in October, up 7.5% y-o-y

Vietnamese steam coal imports increased to 1.3m tonnes in October, up 23.3% m-o-m and up 7.5% y-o-y. Indonesian deliveries declined by 10.5% m-o-m to 510KT, although still were 120% higher y-o-y. Australian supplies 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. Chinese deliveries increased to 150KT, up from 60KT in September and up from 80KT in October last year.

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Vietnam imported 11.7m tonnes over the first 10 months of the year, down 150KT or 1.2% y-o-y. Imports from Indonesia increased to 4.8m tonnes, up 2.3m tonnes or 111% y-o-y. On the other hand, Australian deliveries declined to 2.9m tonnes, down 980KT or 25.4% y-o-y. Russian supplies decreased to 1.8m tonnes, down 1.7m tonnes or 48.2% y-o-y. Imports from China were also down to 640KT, down 800KT or 55% y-o-y.

Source: Customs