Australia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFPAustralia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFP
Australia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFP

Australia becomes China’s top source of coking coal as stimulus stokes construction boom

  • Australian exports of coking coal to China for steel making surged 67 per cent in the first half, as coronavirus restrictions held back imports from Mongolia
  • Australian shipments of thermal coal used in power plants also rose strongly, as rumours of a Chinese ban over diplomatic tensions proved incorrect
Topic |   China economy
Australia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFPAustralia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFP
Australia surpassed Mongolia to become China’s top source of coking coal in the first half of 2020. Photo: AFP
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