China exported a total 60,000 tonnes of coal in August, slumping 92.11% on the year and 87.5% from July, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on September 8.
The value of the August exports was $11.45 million, falling 78.14% from a year ago and 81.58% from July. That translated to an average price of $190.83/t, increasing 47.38% month on month and 176.89% year on year.
Over January-August, coal exports of the country rose 4.3% year on year to 5.91 million tonnes. The value totaled $815 million, surging 90.9% from a year ago.
Meanwhile, China exported coke and semi-coke of 0.46 million tonnes in August, with value at $111.33 million.
Total exports of the steelmaking material amounted to 5.28 million tonnes over January-August, declining 22.4% on the year, with value surging 62.2% from a year ago to $1.35 billion.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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