India is putting extra efforts on increasing domestic production of coal for meeting the demand of coal internally to become a self-sufficient country in coal production. The Indian government is now more focussing on the reduction of imported coal dependency. The government will also convince the private coal companies operating in the power space to reduce the coal import.
In this article, we are providing the top five coal importer companies in India. We have also mentioned the shipment details of coal importers in India during Jan-Mar 2017.
Steel Authority of India Limited is No.1 Coal Importer in India
Steel Authority of India Limited is largest coal importer in India. In 2017 till the March month, the company has recorded coal import value of USD 537581804. It is majorly importing coals in non-bulk. Non-bulk means a container having a maximum net mass of less than 400 kilograms (882 pounds) as a respectable holding solids.
Steel Authority of India Limited has imported coal from the various countries such as Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, US Virgin Islands and Mozambique. The company is importing coking coal in non-bulk packaging from these countries. Australia is the largest exporter country for this company.
JSW Steel Limited
JSW Steel Limited recorded USD 384640946 coal import value from January to March 2017. It is the second largest coal importer company in India. The company has imported various types of coals like Non-coking coal, Anthracite, Bituminous and non-coking coal. The Bituminous and non-coking coal is importing in non-bulk packaging while the Anthracite and coking coal is importing in both manners i.e. bulk and non-bulk.
Australia, Canada, Mozambique, Russia, Indonesia and USA are the main coal exporter countries of JSW Steel Limited. The company is importing Anthracite coal from Russia only.
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited has registered coal import value of USD 182201497 in Q1 2017. It has imported only coking coal from Australia, USA and Canada. The coking coal is imported in non-bulk packaging by these countries. The company is majorly importing coal from Australia and recorded USD 149803046 coal import value during the first quarter of year 2017.
Coastal Gujarat Power Limited
Coastal Gujarat Power Limited has imported steam coal with an import value of USD 1815671714 from January to March 2017. The company is importing non coking coal in bulk from Indonesia and Mozambique only.
The company has imported a total of 29255649 metric tonnes coal from January to March 2017. Coastal Gujarat has imported 90% of the quantity of steam coal from Indonesia only.
TATA Steel Limited
In Q1 2017, TATA Steel Limited recorded coal import value of USD 147755891. The company has imported different types coal like Anthracite, Coking and Non Coking in non-bulk packaging only. It is importing majorly from Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Canada.
If we check by quantity, the company has imported 685928 metric tonnes during the first quarter of year 2017. It has imported most coking coal in non-bulk packaging.
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