SHANGHAI Chinas coke exports hit a nine-month low in January despite the lifting of restrictions on shipments.
China exported 40,000 tonnes of coke last month, down 33.3 percent from December and 42.9 percent lower than a year earlier, Chinese customs data show.
January coke export prices averaged $359.50 per tonne, down 11.2 percent from $404.90 the previous month and 15.6 percent below $425.80 in January 2012.
China removed its 40-percent coke export tax this year (amm.com, Dec. 17) as well as its quota on outbound coke shipments (amm.com, Jan. 8).
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.