According to data compiled by mjunction Services, India’s coal import rose 20.4 per cent to 19.92 million tonnes in the month of May 2021 as compared to 16.54 million tonnes in May 2020. Of the total import in May, non-coking coal was at 13.64 million tonnes, against 10.54 million tonnes imported in May last financial year. Coking coal import was at 4.41 million tonnes, up against 3.18 million tonnes imported in May last fiscal.
India’s coal import also rose 25.4% to 42.19 million tonnes in the first two months of the ongoing fiscal, against 33.63 million tonnes of coal imported in the corresponding period of previous financial year. During April-May, non-coking coal import was at 28.96 million tonnes as compared to 22.82 million tonnes imported during April-May period of the last financial year.