Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Taiwan coal imports fall 11%, consumption drops

Taiwan's coal imports fell 11 percent from a year earlier to 4.47 million metric tons in March as China halted exports, the Bureau of Energy said. The island consumed 5.05 million tons of coal in the month, a 2.9 percent decline from a year earlier, the Taipei-based bureau said on its Web site. Imports of power station coal fell 13 percent, while those of coking coal used in steelmaking increased 8.6 percent.

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