Chinese net steam coal imports reached 15.9Mt in October

Chinese net steam coal imports totalled 15.9m tonnes in October, down 22.4% m-o-m but still were 1.3% higher y-o-y. Australian deliveries declined to 3m tonnes, down 35.3% m-o-m and down 2.8% y-o-y. Indonesian supplies of steam coal and lignite totalled 9.9m tonnes, down 18.5% m-o-m but still were 1.8% higher y-o-y. Steam coal imports from Russia totalled 1.6m tonnes, down 30.6% m-o-m but still were 38.3% higher y-o-y.

Chinese imports of steam coal increased to 162.5m tonnes over the Jan.-October period, up 15.2m tonnes or 10.3% y-o-y. Australian supplies increased to 40m tonnes, up 5.4m tonnes or 15.7% y-o-y. Indonesian deliveries increased to 90.5m tonnes, up 12.2m tonnes or 15.5% y-o-y. Imports from Russia increased to 19.7m tonnes, up 5.5m tonnes or 38.6% y-o-y.

Source: General Administration of Customs