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Analysis & Forecasts

Asia Pacific

May 2018

South Korean coal imports rose on an annual basis in March after declining at the start of the year. Total anthracite and bituminous coal imports were up to just over 12 mt in March 2018 compared with 11.7 mt in March 2017. Overall coal imports fell year on year in both January and February. Although South Korea’s older coal-fired power plants will be offline in June, coal imports are expected to receive support from steady domestic demand during the year as a whole. South Korea’s...