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India's coal imports hit a record high in June despite high global prices, data from three trade sources and Refinitiv ship tracking showed, as economic activity picked up and amid a domestic shortage of the fuel. India imported over 25 million tonnes of thermal coal and coking coal in June, rising by over a third compared with the same period last year, data from consultancies Coalmint and Kpler, and trader I-Energy Natural Resources showed. Imports of thermal coal - used mainly in electricity generation - jumped to 19.6 million tonnes, while shipments of coking coal - used in steelmaking - rose to about 5.4 million tonnes, Coalmint and I-energy data showed.