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Vietnam coal exports fall to below 1 million t in January

World Coal,

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.

STORY Vietnamese coal imports set to rise

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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