India's Sep coking coal imports fell 7% on yr

sxcoal.com Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal 2021-11-29 08:54:09

India imported 4.27 million tonnes coking coal in September, down 7% on the year and 2% on the month, showed data from mjunction.


The country imported the most coking coal from Australia, at 3.26 million tonnes, down 9% year on year, a share of 76% of the total. Imports from the U.S. increased 10% from the year prior to 320,000 tonnes, and that from Canada surged 49% to 250,000 tonnes.


Steel consumption in India typically slows down during the months of July-September as construction activities are hindered by heavier rainfall. Surged seaborne coking coal prices also weighed down its importing demand.


India imported a total of 42.36 million tonnes of coking coal during January-September, rising 37% on the year.


(Writing by Rebecca Liu  Editing by Harry Huo)
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