Vietnam's coal import hit an eight-month low in October with 3.72 million tonnes, falling 11.87% from a year ago and 4.07% from September, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority.
The value of imports amounted to $230 million in October, down 29.09% YoY and 10.7% MoM.
Indonesia was the top supplier for Vietnam in the month, with coal shipments at 1.63 million tonnes, surging 34.8% from a year ago and nearly 50% month on month.
Import from Australia was 1.29 million tonnes in October, contracting 29.05% from the year prior and 32.46% month on month.
Shipments from Russia fell 5.62% year on year and 8.85% on the month to 506,700 tonnes.
The country's coal imports surged 29.85% on the year to 47.8 million tonnes in the first ten months.
The country's coal production in October fell 6.38% YoY but rose 5.26% MoM to 3.77 million tonnes, hitting a new high since July, according to the General Statistics Office.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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