Mongolia exported 11.1 million tons of coal in the first seven months of this year, data from the Mongolian Customs General Administration showed Tuesday.

The figure marks a year-on-year increase of 11.2 percent, the data showed.

Coal is the main export commodity of Mongolia, which is rich in natural resources.

The landlocked Asian country has planned to export at least 36 million tons of coal in 2022, according to the Mongolian Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry.

The country exported 15.9 million tons of coal in 2021, down 44.3 percent year on year.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News