China's March Coal Imports Rise to Three-Year High

April 13, 2023, 10.57 AM | Source: Reuters
China's March Coal Imports Rise to Three-Year High

ILUSTRASI. Workers operate loaders unloading imported coal at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.

CHINA - SINGAPORE. China's coal imports surged in March to their highest in three years as utilities increased purchases on expectations for a demand recovery.

The world's top coal consumer brought in 41.17 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Thursday.

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That compares to an average of 30.32 million tonnes per month in the January-February period and represents an increase of 151% from March last year. 

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