Vietnam shipped 140,100 tons of coal in July to get US$17.7 million, down 16.2% in volume and 12.1% in value compared to June. This is the second month coal exports suffered a decline since early this year. However, exports in seven months still enjoyed a growth of 148% in volume to 1.1 million tons and 245.4% in value to US$165.9 million.
Asian countries are key importers of Vietnam coal. Japan makes up 48.2% of Vietnam’s total export value with 568,800 tons valued at US$71 million, trailed by Malaysia with US$151,200 tons worth US$36.2 million.