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China's November coal imports down 18.24% on year to 22.05 million mt

Singapore (Platts)--8 Dec 2017 302 am EST/802 GMT


China imported 22.05 million mt of coal in November, including lignite, thermal and metallurgical material, up 3.62 % from October but down 18.24% year on year, according to preliminary data released Friday by China's General Administration of Customs.

China imported 21.28 million mt of coal in October and 26.97 million in November 2016.

For January-November, total imports rose 8.5% year on year to 248.17 million mt.

The country exported 0.75 million mt of coal in November, down 8.54% from 0.82 million in the year-ago month, the data showed. In October, exports totaled 0.12 million mt.

Exports over January-November were 7.47 million mt, down 6.9 % from 8.03 million mt in the year-ago period.

The GAC did not give a breakdown of imports and exports for November; it will be available later this month.

--Michelle.Zhao, michelle.zhao@spglobal.com
--Edited by Pankti Mehta, pankti.mehta@spglobal.com

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