PTI reported that India’s coal import increased by 13.4 per cent to 20.72 million tonnes in April compared to 18.27 million tonnes in the same last year. According to provisional data by mjunction services, of the total imports during April 2019, non-coking coal or thermal coal shipments were at 15.08 million tonne. Imports of coking coal, used in iron and steel making, were 3.52 million tonne in April while metallurgical coke imports during the month were at 0.22 million tonne.
Latest mjunction data showed, coal and coke imports during 2018-19 increased by 9.66 per cent to 235.35 million tonne as compared to 214.61 million tonne imported in FY2017-18.
mjunction MD and CEO Mr Vinaya Varma said, “The flat trend in non-coking coal import in April was in line with expectations, as the power plants continued to have sufficient stock of coal. This scenario may continue in the current month.News Source: PTI