December 26, 2017 / 6:49 AM / a year ago

China's Nov coal imports from Australia slip on port congestion -customs

BEIJING, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Chinese imports of coal from key supplier Australia slipped in November from a year ago, customs data showed, hit by a month-long traffic congestion in Australian ports.

Shipments from Australia COA-AUCN-IMP fell 0.3 percent in November from the same month a year ago to 5.59 million tonnes, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Tuesday. That was down from last month’s 5.61 million tonnes.

Arrivals from Russia COA-RUCN-IMP rose 10.9 percent from a year earlier to 1.92 million tonnes in November, while imports from Mongolia COA-MNCN-IMP were down 17.8 percent at 2.76 million tonnes, customs data showed.

Indonesian coal supplies COA-IDCN-IMP tumbled 33.9 percent from a year ago to 3.41 million tonnes. (Reporting by Muyu Xu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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