Turkey's thermal coal imports noticeably increased in June compared with a month ago, official data showed.
The June imports of thermal coal surged 52.92% year on year to 2.72 million tonnes, marking two straight months of increase, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
The volume was also 0.15% higher compared with the year-ago level, data showed.
The country bought 1.64 million tonnes from Russia in June, up 77.92% from the year prior and rising 182.5% on the month.
Followed was Colombia shipping 997,200 tonnes in the month, falling 40.12% year on year and sliding 16.5% month on month.
Total thermal coal imports worth $160 million, down 18.9% year on year but up 54.9% month on month. The average import price was $58.85/t, down 19.02% from a year ago but rising 1.3% from a month earlier.
Turkey's coking coal imports stood at 543,900 tonnes, climbing 41.36% year on year and 36.96% month on month. Anthracite imports were 84,100 tonnes, down 38.36% on the year and 17.46% month on month.
Turkey's coal imports totaled 3.4 million tonnes in June, down 6.72% from 3.19 million tonnes a year earlier but increasing 48.94% from 2.28 million tonnes in May.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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