China coking coal import volume saw a slight decline in 2018, according to China’s customs data released Saturday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now China’s coking coal import fell 8.11% to 64.23 million mt in 2018, down from 69.90 million mt in 2017. Imports from major coking coal producers in Australia, Canada and the US to China declined in 2018. Imports from Australia fell 10.45% to 27.74 million mt, while imports from Canada fell 49.81% to 2.13 million mt. US’ coking coal imports to China fell 29.81% to 1.97 million mt. Several factors accounted for the drop in import volumes. From train railing constraints in Australia due to a spat between local authorities, and trade tensions between the US and China, which eventually saw China slapping an additional 25% import tariff on US coking coals in August 2018. Meanwhile, imports from […]