Date: 11/07/2024

Coal imports up 5.3 pc in April-May
India’s coal imports rose 5.3 per cent to 52.29 million tonnes (MT) in the first two months of the ongoing fiscal as against the year-ago period. The country’s coal import was 49.62 MT in April and May in FY24, according to data compiled by mjunction services ltd, a B2B e-commerce platform from a joint venture between Tata Steel and SAIL. However, coal import in May dropped marginally to 26.19 MT, from 26.57 MT a year earlier. Of the total imports in May, non-coking coal imports stood at 17.53 MT, against 18.10 MT imported in May last year. Coking coal import volume was 5.03 MT, against 5.10 TMT in May 2023. Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output, as per a report.
Source: Exim News Service: New Delhi, July 10