India’s coal import rises to212 MT in Apr-Jan period
   Date :22-Mar-2024

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Business Reporter
THE country register edamarginal rise of1.65 percent in coal import sto 212.24 Million Tonnes (MT) in the AprilJanuary period of the ongoing fiscal, over the year-ago period. India’s coal import was 208.78 MT in the corresponding period ofthe previous fiscal, according to data compiled by mjunction services ltd. Mjunction services ltd is a B2B e-commerce platform. During the April-January period of the current fiscal, the volume of noncoking coal imports was 136.47 MT, slightly lower than 136.90 MT imported during the same period last financial year, according to the data. Coking coal import was at 47.32 MT during the April-January2023-24,higherthan46.09 MT record edinthe April January period of FY23.
The coal import in January through the major and non-major ports also increased to 19.81 MT, over 16.97 MT in the cor responding month of the previous fiscal. Ofthe total imports in January, noncoking coal import was at 12.10 MT, against 10.01 MT imported in January last financial year.Coking coal imports stood at 4.50 MT, marginally lower than 4.74 MT imported in the cor responding month of previous fiscal. "The demand for imported coal in India has weak enedin recent weeks. We expect this trend to continue in March in view ofthe ample availability of domestic coal atminepi the ads andthermalpower plants,"mjunction services MD and CEO Vinaya Varma said. According to the provisional data of the government, the country’scoalproduction in the April-January period rose to 784.11 MT over 698.99 MT during the same period in 2022-23.