Turkey thermal coal imports rose for second straight month in October and created the second highest record since this year, according to the country's statistical authorities.
The country imported 3.46 million tonnes of thermal coal in the month, up 0.85% on the year and 4.59% from September, showed data from Turkish Statistical Institute.
Colombia was Turkey's largest supplier in October, delivering 1.67 million tonnes, falling 9.54% year on year but rising 5.24% month on month
Followed was Russia's 1.1 million tonnes, slumping 24.32% year on year and 25.08% month on month.
Value of Turkey's thermal coal imports in October totaled $196 million, down 22.73% year on year but up 5.26% month on month. The average import price was calculated at $56.75/t, down 23.39% year on year but ticking up 0.64% month on month.
Coking coal imports in October were 425,000 tonnes, surging 45.27% year on year and 13.83% month on month, while anthracite imports tumbled 56.82% on the year and 57.87% on the month to 36,600 tonnes.
In October, Turkey's coal imports reached 4.03 million tonnes, rising 4.35% from the same month last year. It was also 6.37% higher than that in September.
Turkey's coal imports totaled 33.34 million tonnes in January-October, up 10.31% from a year ago.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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