China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg
China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg

China lifts thermal coal import quota by 20 million tonnes, but Australia unlikely to gain

  • Russia and Indonesia are likely to benefit from an increase in China’s thermal coal import quota this year, after it was lifted by 20 million tonnes
  • But analysts say Australia, one of China’s three biggest suppliers of seaborne thermal coal, is unlikely to gain while subject to an unofficial ban

Topic |   China-Australia relations
China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg
China has lifted its import quota for thermal coal by 20 million tonnes until the year end. Photo: Bloomberg
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