[Ferro-Alloys.com] China imported 4.76mn t of coking coal in May, down by 23pc from 6.21mn t in April and down by 19pc from a year earlier, according to Chinese customs data. January-May imports rose by 3pc to 30.78mn t.
Seaborne imports rose by 28pc to 3.1mn t in May from a year earlier, a slower pace than the more than 5mn t imports in both March and April.
Australian imports increased by 50pc to 2.07mn t from a year earlier. But these were less than half the 4.47mn t in April. January-May Australian imports rose by 76pc to 20.76mn t, already two-thirds the way to Australia's 2019 total of 30.94mn t.
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