Indonesia’s benchmark coal price has hit record levels, bolstered by a surge in demand since June, when Beijing pledged to raise imports in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to head off the power crisis that is now gripping the country. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia’s benchmark coal price has hit record levels, bolstered by a surge in demand since June, when Beijing pledged to raise imports in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to head off the power crisis that is now gripping the country. Photo: Reuters

China’s Indonesian coal imports hit record amid power crisis, Southeast Asian nation now biggest supplier

  • Cargoes of coking, thermal and brown coal from Indonesia surpassed 21 million tonnes in September, from just over 17 million tonnes in August
  • Buyers have been forced to tap other suppliers of the fuel to replace Australian exports banned almost a year ago

Topic |   China’s power crisis
Indonesia’s benchmark coal price has hit record levels, bolstered by a surge in demand since June, when Beijing pledged to raise imports in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to head off the power crisis that is now gripping the country. Photo: Reuters
Indonesia’s benchmark coal price has hit record levels, bolstered by a surge in demand since June, when Beijing pledged to raise imports in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to head off the power crisis that is now gripping the country. Photo: Reuters
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