Thermal coal imports at major ports declines by 35 per cent in April-June period

According to data from the Indian Ports’ Association (IPA), thermal coal imports at India’s 12 major ports dropped by 34.7 per cent to 17.71 million tonnes (mt) in the first quarter of 2020-21.

Coking coal imports witnessed a decline 28.49 per cent to 10.69 mt in the quarter. The major ports handled 27.13 mt of thermal coal and 14.95 mt of coking coal in the April-June period of the previous financial year.