Thailand's thermal coal imports (including sub-bituminous coal and bituminous coal) in September rose 8.15% month on month and 25.58% year on year to 2.47 million tonnes, showed data from the Thailand Customs.
The figure hit the highest level since April this year.
In September, Thailand's bituminous coal imports sharply increased by 71.43% month on month to 1.06 million tonnes, up 2.44% year on year.
Over the same period, the country imported the largest amount of bituminous coal totaling 496,000 tonnes from Indonesia, falling 10.33% from 553,100 tonnes a year ago; Australia took the second place with 483,000 tonnes, up 9.85% from 439,700 tonnes a year ago.
Thailand imported 1.41 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal in September, soaring 51.38% on year, but down 15.41% from August. Indonesia was its largest supplier with 1.23 million tonnes, up 41.47% from 872,300 million tonnes in September 2019. Russia offered 110,500 tonnes, surging 90.49% from 58,000 tonnes a year ago.
Imports of anthracite in September plunged 48.58% year on year but increased 4.79% month on month to 8,071 tonnes. The nation didn't import any coking coal in the month.
In first nine months of 2020, Thailand imported a total of 18.07 million tonnes of thermal coal, up 2% year on year. It includes 6.51 million tonnes of bituminous coal, a year-on-year fall of 3.5%. And the rest is 11.55 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal, up 5.38% year on year.
Coal consumption (including lignite) of Thailand in the year to August totaled 23.6 million tonnes, falling 3.13% year on year, according to the country's Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO). Power utilities burnt 14.51 million tonnes of coal, a year-on-year fall of 2.81%, accounting for 61.5% of the country's total.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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