China August coal imports drop nearly 18 per cent on month

Reuters, 8th September 2015

China, the world’s largest coal buyer, imported 17.49 million tonnes of the fuel in August, down 17.7 per cent from July, with already weak demand affected by a currency devaluation that made foreign coal more expensive … Imports for the first eight months of the year, including low-grade lignite, were down 31.3 per cent compared to last year at 138.6 million tonnes.

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