Browsing: Mozambique’s coal exports to India

Why are we still using coal?
  • Indian buyers are progressively making room for thermal coal coming from Mozambique, a non-traditional destination.
  • Close to 600,000 MT thermal coal was traded from Mozambique to India in November and 3.7 million MT have been traded to India so far in the year.
  • The Mozambique coal, typically loaded from the Maputo port, has high sulfur content and comes in a near-powder form, making it unacceptable for sponge iron and metal industries.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found coal burning for electricity generation will reach record levels this year.

According to a report released last week by the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2022’s global coal use will surpass the 2013 record. The IEA expects coal use to peak either this year or in 2023, then plateau until 2025, before declining again.

Rising natural gas prices and sanctions on Russia are largely driving demand for less expensive coal to …