China’s Coal Imports from Russia Jumps 20% despite Slower Demand in December

China’s coal imports from Russia fell in December, caused by logistics problems and the freezing weather made the shipment more difficult as well as the lower demand from China due to the increase of Covid-19 infection.

About 6.89 million tonnes of Russia’s coal delivered to China last month, a drop from 7.16 million tonnes in November, but still higher than 4.08 million tonnes of the year prior.

Russia’s coal imports have been obstructed by transport bottlenecks in the past few months, but the full year of 2022, China’s coal import from Russia ramp up 20% from last year to 68.06 million tonnes, while the western countries averse to trade with Moscow after the Ukraine crisis.