Mongolia exported 583,200 tonnes of coal during June 17-23, surging 300.2% compared with the preceding year, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry said on June 27.
During the given period, the country delivered 4,879 containers of coal via truck and 300 containers through railway.
However, the year-to-date coal exports were still down 21.3% year on year to 7.45 million tonnes, data showed.
The landlocked country also exported 37 and 11,180 containers of iron ore and fines via truck and railway respectively during the given period.
During June 24-25, Mongolia sent 904 coal trucks through Gashuunsukhait/Ganqimaodu border crossing, 146 through KHangi/Mandula, 277 through Bulgan/Takashiken and 171 through Shivee Khuren/Ceke, a separate data from the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry showed.
Mongolia's mining sector generated 1.43 trillion MNT in revenue during January-May, accounting for 22.5% of the country's total revenue. Coal export generated 503.9 billion MNT during the reporting period.
Mongolia's coal exports declined 33.71% year on year to 5.72 million tonnes during the first five months, but export amounts surged 82.68% to $1.71 billion, mainly as export prices to China surged.
The average export price in May was calculated at $331.53/t, soaring $199.38/t year on year and up $24.94/t month on month, according to the Mongolian Customs General Administration.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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