Russian coal exports in July increased by 7.9% from the previous year to 16.51 million tonnes but tumbled by 17.07% month on month from 19.91 million tonnes in June, according to the Federation Customs Service of Russia.
China was the top destination for Russia's coal exports, receiving 3.85 million tonnes in July, up 13.06% year on year while down 5.28% month on month.
The exports to South Korea declined by 5.52% from the year-ago level and plunged by 40.23% from a month ago to 1.99 million tonnes.
Russian exported 1.34 million tonnes of coal to Japan, falling by 11.1% on the year and 38.93% on the month, and exported 1.05 million tonnes to Turkey, a year-on-year jump of 86.76% but down 25.45% from the previous month.
The exports to Taiwan hit 1.04 million tonnes, soaring by 2.2 times on the yearly basis yet down 1.95% month on month. 975,500 tonnes of coal were exported to Vietnam, growing by 31.55% year on year and 45.88% month on month.
By coal type, exports of thermal coal (including bituminous and other coals) reached 10.74 million tonnes in the month, an increase of 11.85% year on year while a decrease of 19.1% month on month.
Anthracite exports amounted to 2.20 million tonnes, an increase of 11.69% year on year and 24.15% month on month respectively.
Coking coal exports hit 2.02 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 34.43% but a month-on-month decrease of 20.87%. Lignite exports were 1.54 million tonnes, a year-on-year decrease of 30.56% and month-on-month drop of 32.93% respectively.
Russia's total coal exports of 16.51 million tonnes in July were worth $1.01 billion, falling by 7.13% year on year and slumping by 17.91% month on month.
Over January-July, Russia's coal exports totaled 110 million tonnes, 9.03% lower than 121 million tonnes in the same period of 2019, which were worth $7.06 billion, down 28.02% on the year.
(Writing by Shengnan Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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