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Turkey's 2018 thermal coal imports down 4.5% to 31.5 mil mt

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Turkey's 2018 thermal coal imports down 4.5% to 31.5 mil mt


December imports total 2.77 million mt

Russian exports to Turkey down 16% in 2018

  • Author
  • Piers De Wilde
  • Editor
  • Dan Lalor
  • Commodity
  • Coal

London — Turkey's thermal coal imports in 2018 fell 4.55 to 31.5 million mt, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Monday.

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That was after imports in December of 2.77 million mt, little changed month on month but down 23% year on year.

Colombia grew its share of Turkish imports, with volume up 7% to of 18.2 million mt. In December alone, Colombia shipped 1.67 million mt, unchanged from November but down 16% year on year.

Colombia's gains were felt by Russia, which exports to Turkey fell 16% to 11.2 million mt. Russia exported 921,896 mt in December, up 32% month on month, but down 22% year on year.

South Africa also reduced its export volume to Turkey in 2018, by 28% to 1.6 million mt. The December volume from South Africa was down 50% on the month and the year to 175,706 mt.

The average S&P Global Platts CIF Turkey 6,000 kcal/kg NAR, 90-day price in 2018 was $98.50/mt, a rise of $8.40/mt on 2017.

-- Piers De Wilde,

-- Edited by Dan Lalor,

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