Indonesia exported a total 28.02 million tonnes of coal in October, slumping 30.47% from the same month a year ago, but rising 14.67% month on month, which hit a new high since May, 2020, according to cargo-tracking data from Kpler.
24.35 million tonnes of the total coal exports in the month arrived at ports, and the rest, 3.66 million tonnes are still en route.
Exports to India, the top destination for the country's coal, came in at 8.63 million tonnes in October, falling 25.34% year on year. The volume was 3.91% lower than September.
The country exported just 5.34 million tonnes of coal to China last month, diving down 60.61% year on year, but surging 40.79% from the previous month.
Coal exports to South Korea stood at 2.16 million tonnes, down 15.97% year on year but up 24.37% on the month.
In October, Indonesia exported 2 million tonnes of coal to the Philippines, up 9.87% from a year ago and 5.38% from a month ago.
Exports to Malaysia were 1.77 million tonnes, down 8.74% year on year but up 10.5% month on month.
Indonesia's coal exports totaled 297 million tonnes over January-October, down 18.6% from 365 million tonnes a year earlier, data showed.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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