China shipped a total 60,000 tonnes of coking coal to foreign countries in July, rising 15% from a year earlier, showed the latest data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on August 23.
The volume plummeted by 45.5% from the month-ago level, data showed.
Lignite exports logged a sharper year-on-year jump of over 7 times to 644 tonnes last month, which, however, was down by 0.31% from June, data showed.
Anthracite exports came in at 150,000 tonnes, up 6.1% year on year and flat from the month prior. Exports of other bituminous coal increased 94.1% on the year and 650% on the month to 450,000 tonnes.
In July, China's coal exports totaled 660,000 tonnes, soaring 55.9% year on year and up 100% from June. The value came in at $91 million, increasing 51% year on year and 64.31% month on month.
In the first seven months, coal exports amounted to 3.64 million tonnes, up by 30.5% on the year.
Shipments of coking coal rose by 49.3% on the year to 930,000 tonnes, while lignite exports dropped 6.9% to 4,350 tonnes. Exports of anthracite and other bituminous coal increased 19.5% and 51.9% to 1.29 million and 1.4 million tonnes.
The export value in January-July reached $594 million, up by 31.9% on the year.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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