South Korea's August thermal coal (other bituminous coal and other coal) imports fell back from a four-year high in July, according to South Korean customs.
South Korea's imports of thermal coal rose 7.53% from a year ago but fell 26.19% from a month ago to 8 million tonnes in the month, data showed.
South Korea imported 7.86 million tonnes of other bituminous coal in August, rising 7.7% year on year but decreasing 26.01% month on month. Other coal imports dipped 1.35% year on year and dropped 35.2% month on month.
The value of thermal coal import amounted to $776 million in August, skyrocketing 79.34% on the year but falling 22.67% from July. The average import price was calculated at $97.09/t, a year-on-year rise of 66.78%.
In January-August, the country's thermal coal imports slid 0.05% on the year to 57.59 million tonnes, with import value at $4.67 billion, a year-on-year rise of 26.74%.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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