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Infograph: China’s Q1 coke imports and exports both up


Over January-March, China’s coke exports and imports were both up, with the former totalling 1.3 million tonnes, or up 90.5% on year, and the latter swelling 204% on year to around 650,000 tonnes, according to the latest data from the country’s General Administration of Customs (GACC), which reflected better demand at home and abroad with Japan in particular, market sources shared.
Domestic coal supply tightness in the first three months of 2021 had affected the normal operations of the Chinese coking plants, and the domestic steelmakers, thus, were propelled to seek coke supplies from overseas supplies for their steady steel output, against the normal practice of leaning heavily on domestically-produced coke. In


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