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China imports record volume of coking coal from Russia in April - data

12 May 2022

China imported an average 4.55mln tonnes of coking coal monthly in 2021 from all sources


BEIJING- China's imports of Russian metallurgical coal, a key feedstock for steelmaking, hit a record in April, shipping data shows, driven by steep discounts compared with other suppliers and increased availability of bank credit for Chinese buyers.

A record 1.37 million tonnes of seaborne Russian coking coal arrived in China in April, data tracked by analytics firm Kpler showed. That compares with 922,673 tonnes in March and just under 750,000 tonnes in April 2021