Northern China’s Shanxi province witnessed a year-on-year growth in its raw coal production over January-April, official data showed.
According to Shanxi Bureau of Statistics, the coal-producing hub mined 297.29 million tonnes of raw coal in the first four months, increasing 8.6% from the year-ago level.
During the same period, Shanxi churned out 30.59 million tonnes of coke, rising 9.2% year on year.
Coalbed methane yielded in Shanxi increased 13.1% from the previous year to 1.95 billion cubic meters over January-April.
In April, Shanxi excavated 80.2 million tonnes of raw coal, increasing 5.9% from the preceding year, with the added value in coal industry inching up 1.3% on the year.
Meanwhile, Shanxi produced 8.08 million tonnes of coke (1.6% YoY) and 490 million cubic meters of coalbed methane (12.8% YoY), data showed.
These outputs are mainly from major enterprises with annual turnover above 20 million yuan from main operations.
Author : SXCoal