India imported 17.15 million tonnes of coal in September, down 2.4% from 17.57 million tonnes in September 2019, but up 1.24% from August, marking a 3-month consecutive growth, according to the country's Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
India's coal imports totaled 91.2 million tonnes over April-September of the ongoing fiscal year, slumping 26.79% from 125 million tonnes a year ago, data showed.
Thermal coal imports fell 10.56% on the month and 13.73% on the year to 10.24 million tonnes. Over the same period, the country imported 58.86 million tonnes of thermal coal, dropping 22.89%.
Bituminous imports rose 24.69% on the year and 18.53% on the month to 1.38 million tonnes in September. Imports of other coal increased 12.49% YoY and 28.94% MoM to 795,100 tonnes in the month.
Imports of bituminous and other coal slumped 54.92% YoY and 22.62% YoY to 6.84 Mt and 4.4 Mt respectively through April-September.
Coking coal imports logged a year-on-year rise of 19.44% to 4.52 million tonnes, rising 30.56% from August.
In the April-September period, India's coking coal imports totaled 4.52 million tonnes, down by 24.04% from a year ago.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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