China's coal imports from Newcastle terminals down 18.2pct in Jan

sxcoal.com Import & Export,  Ports,  International 2017-02-09 17:00:00

Australian coal exports from the Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) terminals (Carrington and Kooragang) at Newcastle to China dropped 18.2% from December but rose 37.68% from a year ago to 0.8 million tonnes in January, PWCS said in the latest performance report.


The coal terminals exported a total 8.91 million tonnes of coal in January, decreasing 14.65% from December but up 9.16% from a year earlier.


Of the total shipments in January, 87% or 7.75 million tonnes were thermal coal, falling 13.66% month on month but rising 10.42% year on year; 13% or 1.16 million tonnes were coking coal, dropping 20.75% on the month but up 1.36% on the year, PWCS said.



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Of this, 5.1 million tonnes of coal were shipped to Japan, a decline of 21.83% from December but an increase of 21.55% from a year ago.


Taiwan received 1.06 million tonnes of coal in January, falling 10.18% from the month before but surging 156% year on year.


Exports to South Korea increased 40.79% month on month but declined 38.68% year on year to 1.05 million tonnes in January, data showed.


In 2016, PWCS exported a total 109 million tonnes of coal, the operator said.


By the end of January, the PWCS terminals had 7 vessels waiting to load coal, five less than early January.


Coal stockpiles at these two terminals stood at 1.46 million tonnes at the end of January, up 44.82% from December, of which 0.19 million tonnes were at Carrington and 1.27 million tonnes were at Kooragang.


(Writing by Tammy Yang  Editing by Jessie Jia)
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