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China’s coal imports surged 3year higher in March

April,13(Agencies)——China’s coal imports surged in March to their highest in any month over the past three years as utilities increased purchases on expectations for a demand recovery and after curbs on bringing in Australian coal were removed.World’s top coal consumer brought in 41.17 million tonnes last month, the highest level since January 2020, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Thursday.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.For the first quarter of 2023, China imported a total of 101.8 million tonnes of coal, nearly doubling from a low base last year, the data showed.Coal demand in China being...

April 13, 2023 at 2:55 pm | Economic Affairs