China's coking coal imports in October rose 3.5% from the year-ago level, according to General Administration of Customs (GAC) on November 25.
The imports of coking coal totaled 5.9 million tonnes in October, 820,000 tonnes or 12.2% lower than the preceding month, official data showed.
The import value fell 21.2% year on year to $550.78 million in October. This translated to an average import price of $93.35/t, up $3.19/t from September but down $29.21/t year on year.
In the first ten months, the country's coking coal imports totaled 65.28 million tonnes, falling 2% year on year. The value dropped 17% on the year to $7.77 billion.
In October, China imported 430,000 tonnes of anthracite, up 26.3% from a year ago and 90,000 tonnes or 26.47% from September.
The value rose 9.1% to $34.41 million in October. The average import price rose $5.47/t from September to $80.02/t, which also dropped $12.71/t year on year.
January-October imports of anthracite declined 15.6% from the year prior to 5.58 million tonnes, with value down 34.2% to $481.6 million.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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