Vietnam imported 2.25 million mt of coal in April, up 132.5% year on year, the highest volume since August last year, according to preliminary customs data released Wednesday.
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Indonesia remained the biggest supplier of coal in the month with 1.29 million mt, up 161.2% year on year. Imports from other major suppliers including Australia and Russia also surged in April.
In the first four months, Vietnam imported 5.85 million mt of coal, up 27.9% year on year, mostly from Indonesia, Australia and Russia.
The country also exported 156,405 mt of coal in April, up 34.4% year on year, mainly to South Korea and Japan.
It shipped out 735,623 mt of coal during January-April, 42.3% higher year on year, mainly to Japan and South Korea.