Coal exports of South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) in March posted a 15.56% drop on the year, the latest customs data showed.
The volumes came in at 6.02 million tonnes, rebounding 10.29% from 5.45 million tonnes in February which was a seven-month low since July 2019.
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RBCT exported 3.24 million tonnes of coal to the biggest buyer India, down 30.94% year on year and 10.56% from the preceding month.
Shipments to Vietnam, the second largest buyer, surged from 64,300 tonnes a year ago to 1.04 million tonnes in March, up 6.1 times from the month before.
Pakistan took 777,300 tonnes of coal from RBCT, sliding 16.06% from a year ago and a 21.09% fall from February.
RBCT's bituminous coal exports stood at 5.65 million tonnes, 18.54% lower than a year earlier but 4.16% higher compared with February.
Anthracite coal exports were 369,000 tonnes in March, skyrocketing 169.7% year on year and up from 33,300 tonnes in February.
In January-March, RBCT exported a total 18.32 million tonnes of coal, a 2.9% decrease from the year-ago level, data showed.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Harry Huo)
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