Reduction In Imports of Coal On the Back of CIL’s High Production

Reduction In Imports of Coal On the Back of CIL’s High Production

Latest official data reveals that during April-November 2015, the import of coal was 127.52 Mte as compared to 137.61 Mte in the corresponding period of 2014-15 showing a fall of 7.3%.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy told the Rajya Sabha today that slowdown in import is largely due to the fact that coal production by Coal India Ltd. (CIL) registered a growth of 8.8% during April-November, 2015 over the same period in the previous year.

The country-wise import of coal during the last five years is given as below:-

Country Import of Coal                 ( in Million tonnes)
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity Quantity
Indonesia 35.944 55.260 82.393 101.870 118.215
Australia 15.949 27.793 30.450 34.480 47.459
South Africa 11.214 12.217 20.293 20.614 30.731
USA 1.771 2.974 6.389 3.651 4.270
Russia 0.423 1.194 0.371 0.742 1.333
New Zealand 0.795 0.960 1.047 1.132 1.025
China PRP 0.242 0.482 0.015 0.207 0.019
Canada 0.230 0.999 1.247 1.957
Mozambique 0.049 0.978 1.499 1.979
Others 2.580 1.694 2.850 1.415 5.115
Total 68.918 102.853 145.785 166.857 212.103