Coal imports reduce by 43 per cent in July

India’s coal import fell 43.2 per cent to 11.13 million tonnes (mt) in July 2020 on account of high stockpile of the dry fuel at pitheads, plants and ports.

Reportedly, the country had imported 19.61 mt of coal in July 2019, according to a provisional compilation, by mjunction services limited, based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies. During April-July 2020, total coal imports were recorded at 57.27 mt, which is 35.76 per cent lower than 89.15 mt imported during April-July 2019.