Turkish Coal Imports at All-Time High in 2016
Turkey imported a record 36.1 Mt of coal in 2016, up 2.2 Mt year-on-year, according to IHS Energy. Higher shipments from Colombia countered a sharp drop in South African cargoes and drove annual growth of 2.5 Mt in steam coal imports (incl. anthracite) to 31.0 Mt. By contrast, coking coal imports fell by 0.4 Mt to a three-year low of 5.1 Mt.