Colombia's coal exports bounced back in May from the lowest level since at least January 2015, official data showed, possibly owing to decreased prices in the month.
The country's total coal exports stood at 7.36 million tonnes in May, jumping 68.97% from a low of 4.36 million tonnes in April, showed data from Colombian National Department Administrative of Statistics.
It, however, still declined 21.12% from 9.34 million tonnes in the same period last year.
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The May coal exports were valued at $378 million, which fell 48.84% from the previous year but up 19.05% from the preceding month.
That translated to an average export price of $51.33/t in the month, falling 35.15% year on year and down 29.54% month on month.
Colombia's total coal exports came in at 38.82 million tonnes during January-May, up 14.72% year on year. Total export value declined 19.86% year on year to $2.31 billion during the same period.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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