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Vietnam's Apr coal imports hit 2.25 mil mt, highest in 8 months

Hanoi (Platts)--9 May 2018 1149 pm EDT/349 GMT


Vietnam imported 2.25 million mt of coal in April, up 132.5% year on year, the highest volume since August last year, according to preliminary customs data released Wednesday.

Indonesia remained the biggest supplier of coal in the month with 1.29 million mt, up 161.2% year on year. Imports from other major suppliers including Australia and Russia also surged in April.

In the first four months, Vietnam imported 5.85 million mt of coal, up 27.9% year on year, mostly from Indonesia, Australia and Russia.

The country also exported 156,405 mt of coal in April, up 34.4% year on year, mainly to South Korea and Japan.

It shipped out 735,623 mt of coal during January-April, 42.3% higher year on year, mainly to Japan and South Korea.

--Staff, newsdesk@spglobal.com
--Edited by E Shailaja Nair, shailaja.nair@spglobal.com

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