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BHP deferment appears to confirm reduced Chinese demand for Australian coal – ABC News

The mining giant says it has received deferment requests from Chinese coal customers, confirming reports China has put a freeze on accepting Australian coal.

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BHP Group says it has received deferment requests from Chinese coal customers, confirming reports China has put a freeze on accepting Australian coal amid trade tensions between the two countries.

  • Trade industry reports suggested some Chinese ports had been told not to accept Australian coal
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison described China’s move to put quotas around imports as “not uncommon”
  • Customs data showed China had taken less coal from Australia and also Indonesia in…

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