China’s top coal provinces churn out 70% of total raw coal in Jan-May


    China’s top three coal provinces churned out a combined 69.7% of the country’s total raw coal in the first five months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
    Raw coal output in the three areas was combined at 991.58 million tonnes over January-May. Inner Mongolia registered the largest production of 406.64 million tonnes, up by 7.2% year on year, taking 28.58% of China’s total.

    Shanxi followed with output of 382.32 million tonnes, increasing by 8.4% from the preceding year, accounting for 26.87% of the total; Shaanxi produced 202.63 million tonnes, down 13.2% year on year, taking 14.24% of the total.

    China produced a total 1.42 billion tonnes of raw coal in the first five months, a slight year-on-year rise of 0.9%, with growth decelerating from 4% a year earlier. Coal production climbed 3.5% on the year and 6.15% on the month to 312.39 million tonnes in May.

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