Vietnam’s January thermal coal exports fell 17% year on year to 978,158 t and also down 32.8% from December 2013, according to data released by Vietnam customs.
Thermal coal production in the southeast Asian country was estimated at close to 3 million t, down from 24.7% from 2013 and also down 28.4% from December, the country’s General Statistics Office said.
The country’s production in January was affected in part because of the Lunar New Year holiday, which was celebrated over January 28 – February 5.
The value of Vietnam’s thermal coal exports during January was US$ 71 million – a decrease of 10.2% from January 2013 and down 29.3% compared with December.
China, Japan and South Korea were the primary destinations for Vietnamese coal.
Vietnam does not produce or export metallurgical coal.
Edited from various sources by Sam Dodson
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