Japan's coal imports dropped 11.64% from the preceding year to 12.30 million tonnes in May, according to the latest trade statistics from the Ministry of Finance.
The imports also fell by 22.66% from 15.90 million tonnes in April this year, data showed.
Total imports came in at 75.22 million tonnes in January-May, dipping 0.13% from the preceding year.
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Japan imported the most coal from Australia in May, at 7.45 million tonnes, falling 4.63% year on year and down 19.4% month on month.
Japan's coal imports from Indonesia stood at 1.93 million tonnes, edging down 0.36% from a year ago and down 10.32% from the preceding month.
Russia exported 1.50 million tonnes of coal to Japan in May, decreasing 11.63% on the year and down 15.34% month on month.
Total coal imports were worth 125.69 billion yen ($1.17 billion) last month, down 38.06% from the preceding year and down 29.15% from a month ago. That translated to an average import price of 10,221.21 yen/t, down 29.9% and 8.38% respectively from a year ago and a month earlier.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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