Mongolia’s coal exports hit an all-time high in 2018, with total exports of 36.5 million metric tons of coal. The figure is an increase of 3.2 million mt from the previous year, according to Xinhua. According to the ministry, the rise was largely attributable to Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh’s first official visit to China in April since assuming office in 2017. Coal is Mongolia’s main export commodity. The country has set a goal to increase coal exports to 40 million tons.
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