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Vietnam Coal Imports rise 57% YoY In May 2019

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Platts reported that Vietnam imported 3.86 million metric tonne of coal in May, comprising mainly thermal coal and coking coal, surging 57.1% from the same month in 2018. The import value in the month was USD 380 million, up 51.4% YoY. Indonesia was the biggest supplier of coal in the month with 1.39 million metric tonne, up 8.2% YoY, followed by Australia, Russia and China. Between January and May, Vietnam imported 17.20 million metric tonne of coal, rising 103.8% from a year earlier, mostly from Indonesia, Australia and Russia. The import value in the period were worth USD 1.65 billion, up 66.5% from 2018.

Meanwhile, Vietnam exported 167,259 million tonne of coal, mostly anthracite coal, in May, down 39.2% YoY, mostly to Japan, Thailand and South Korea.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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