Chinese coke plants have continued to benefit from good demand abroad. In the first 11 months of the current year, China exported 8.41 million mt of metallurgical coke, up 40.4% year on year, as announced by the Chinese customs authorities.
Meanwhile, China’s exports of coal in the given period amounted to 3.68 million mt, up 53.8% year on year. China’s imports of coal in the first 11 months amounted to 262.41 million mt, down 10.1 % year on year.
In November alone, China’s coke exports increased by 42.5 % year on year to 620,000 million mt, while exports and imports of coal decreased by 13.4 % and 7.8 % year on year to 0.23 million mt and 32.31 million mt, respectively.