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China coal imports fall sharply in September as weather cools

October 12, 2018 4:43 AM
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s coal imports dropped sharply in August from the month before, customs data showed on Friday, after cooler weather crimped demand from utilities and as a typhoon disrupted supply.

Total arrivals last month fell 12 percent from August to the lowest since May at 25.14 million tonnes, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. Volumes were also down more than 7 percent from the same month last year.

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