Japanese Coal Imports Breakdown
Japanese steam coal imports (incl. anthracite) fell to 10.5 Mt in August, down by 0.2 Mt year-on-year, according to the Tex Report. However, imports for January-August were still up by 2.7 Mt on the same period in 2014 at 78.8 Mt, as a strong increase in shipments from Australia negated a drop in cargoes from Indonesia. The situation was the reverse for coking coal, where imports in the first seven months of the year were down by 2.1 Mt annually at 47.5 Mt, although August imports were up by 0.5 Mt at 6.0 Mt.