Turkey's 2016 thermal coal imports jump to record 30.42m mtStaff Writer | February 1, 2017
Turkey imported 30.42 million mt of bituminous thermal coal in 2016, rising 9% year on year to the highest on record, according the Turkish statistical Institute (TUIK).
Energy source The Turkish statistical Institute:
Colombia was the largest shipper of thermal coal to Turkey during the year at 15.18 million mt, up 38% from 2015. Imports from the country have more than doubled since 2013 when S&P Global Platts records began. Russia was not far behind at 11.78 million mt, rising 12% on-year.
One origin that declined noticeably in 2016 was South African thermal coal, with only 2.32 million mt sent to Turkey during the year. This was down 53% on the year and was the lowest since Platts record began in 2013. ■