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Will China blink first on Australian coking coal?

Before murmurings of China’s “unofficial” yet sweeping Australian coal import bans first surfaced in October 2020, customs data revealed a climactic shift in trade as early as August the same year.

Will China blink first on Australian coking coal? Will China blink first on Australian coking coal? Will China blink first on Australian coking coal? Will China blink first on Australian coking coal? Will China blink first on Australian coking coal?

The latest customs data indicates that August was likely an inflection point whereby China had begun to change its stance on permitting Australian coal shipments to clear customs.