India’s coal import has declined by 18.6 per cent from 143.63 mt to 116.81 million tonnes (mt) during April-October 2020-21 as against the same period a year ago.
However, the country’s coal import increased to 21.50 mt in October 2020 as against 18.28 mt in the corresponding month of the previous fiscal. Of the total import in October 2020, non-coking coal was at 14.46 mt. During the April-October 2020, the non-coking coal import was at 77.67 mt as compared to 98.73 mt in the same period a year ago. Coking coal import during April-October was recorded at 23.89 mt, lower than 28.63 mt imported during the same period a year ago.