Turkey’s coking coal imports fell by 37.6% to 237,409 metric tons (mt) in April, marred by the absence of Australian exports and a decline in U.S. shipments. In March, coking coal imports rose by 74.2% to 573,403 mt. Imports were steady in January-April, rising by 2.9% to 1.62 million mt. Canada was the largest supplier to Turkey in April with 164,530 mt, compared with none in the same period last year. This followed a rise in Canadian shipments in March to offset the decrease in Australian arrivals. The U.S. shipped 71,778 mt to Turkey in April, down by 52%, following zero shipments in January and February and 77,803 mt in March. This is down from a monthly average of 198,977 mt in 2018.
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