India imported 17.19 million tonnes of coal in July, up 17.77% from 14.6 million tonnes in the same month last year but down 15.25% from June, the latest data from India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed.
In July, India imported 11.96 million tonnes of thermal coal, which is mainly used for power generation, down 0.98% from the-year-ago level and 24.23% from the previous month; coking coal imports were 5.04 million tonnes, up 116% year on year and 14.64% month on month; anthracite imports were 195,300 tonnes, up 3.39% year on year and nearly 80% month on month.
In the first seven months, India imported 130 million tonnes of coal, an 8.69% rise on the year. Thermal coal imports rose 1.9% to 94.86 million tonnes while coking coal imports rose 34.14% to 33.63 million tonnes. Anthracite imports rose 3.27% to 1.03 million tonnes.
In July, India's coal imports were valued at $1.83 billion, more than doubled the year-ago level but down slightly by 0.26% from June; the value totaled $12.2 billion in the first seven months, up 31.89% year on year.
Imports from Australia topped all other coal suppliers in the month, at 5.76 million tonnes, up 113.2% year on year but down 21.1% month on month; imports from Indonesia were 4.59 million tonnes, down 28.06% year on year and 25.11% month on month. Receipts from South Africa were 2.59 million tonnes, down 15.68% year on year and 21.55% month on month.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Harry Huo)
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