Japanese steam coal imports reached 10.6Mt in October

Japanese steam coal imports totalled 10.6m tonnes in October, up 17.5% m-o-m and were only 0.2% lower y-o-y. Australian supplies totalled 6.6m tonnes, up 2.6% m-o-m but still were 12.5% lower y-o-y. Imports from Russia increased to 1.6m tonnes, up 74.5% m-o-m and up 39.4% y-o-y. Indonesian supplies increased to 1.1m tonnes, up 25% m-o-m and up 20.5% y-o-y. The US delivered 270KT, up from 200KT supplied in September and up from meagre 70KT in October 2016.

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Japanese steam coal imports increased to 99.8m tonnes over the first 10 months of the year, up 4.7m tonnes or 4.9% y-o-y. Australian deliveries increased to 68.9m tonnes, up 600KT or 0.9% y-o-y. Indonesian supplies increased to 11.5m tonnes, up 1.5m tonnes or 14.5% y-o-y. Imports from Russia increased to 9.4m tonnes, up 810KT or 9.4% y-o-y. The US delivered 1.7m tonnes, up 970KT or 132.9% y-o-y.

Source: Ministry of Finance