India's coal import rises 13% to 26 MT in April

The country's coal import was 249.06 MT in the financial year 2022-23.

India's coal import rises 13% to 26 MT in April

New Delhi: India's coal import rose 13.2% to 26.10 million tonnes (MT) in April 2024. The country had imported 23.05 MT of coal in the year-ago period, according to data compiled by B2B e-commerce company Mjunction Services Ltd.

"India’s coal and coke imports in April 2024 through the major and non-major ports increased by 13.2% over April 2023," the data showed.

Imports of non-coking coal in April totaled 17.40 MT, up from 15.15 MT last year, while coking coal imports increased to 4.97 MT from 4.77 MT.

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In April, coal imports increased by 8.93% compared to March when imports were at 23.96 million tonnes (MT). India's coal import rose 7.7% to 268.24 MT in the financial year 2023-24. Lower seaborne prices and the anticipated rise in power demand during the summer drove this increase.

The country's coal import was 249.06 MT in the financial year 2022-23.

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