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Turkey's 2013 thermal coal imports fall 12% on year to 20.87 mil mt

Turkey's thermal coal imports in 2013 dropped 12% year on year to 20.873 million mt, due to a drop in both Russian and US volumes, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) showed Monday.

Turkey's 2013 thermal coal imports fall 12% on year to 20.87 mil mt

Turkey's thermal coal imports in 2013 dropped 12% year on year to 20.873 million mt, due to a drop in both Russian and US volumes, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) showed Monday.

Turkey's 2013 thermal coal imports fall 12% on year to 20.87 mil mt
03 February 2014 - 23:21

Turkey's thermal coal imports in 2013 dropped 12% year on year to 20.873 million mt, due to a drop in both Russian and US volumes, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) showed Monday.

Russian thermal coal imports dropped 12% year on year to 8.571 million mt, and US thermal coal intake fell 74% to 488,301 mt.

However, Russia remained the largest supplier of the fuel, followed by Colombia, which made up 7.157 million mt of thermal coal imports in 2013, a 1% fall from 2012, and South Africa, which supplied 3.347 million mt, a 1% increase.

The largest year-on-year increase in thermal coal imports was 64% from Ukraine to 456,311 mt.

In December, 1.685 million mt of thermal coal was imported into Turkey, down 36% from a year earlier and 18% from November.

The main origin of thermal coal in December was Russia, on 767,646 mt, a 13% drop year on year and 11% lower than in November, followed by Colombia with 652,102 mt, down 32% year on year and 18% month on month, and South Africa on 210,706 mt, 57% lower year on year and 33% month on month.

TUIK data showed that in 2013, a total of 5.093 million mt of coking coal was imported into Turkey, an 11% increase from 2012.

In the same year, coke and semi-coke imports amounted to 491,774 mt, 36% higher than in 2012. December coking coal imports grew 53% year on year to 600,516 mt and 63% from November, and coke and semi-coke imports were 25,871 mt in December, doubling year on year but down 5% month on month.

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