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Chinese coal output remains stable in November 2018 - NBS

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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Xinhua reported that China's output of raw coal showed stable growth in November, up 4.5 percent YoY to 320 million tonnes. The growth narrowed from the 8-percent gain YoY in October, while the daily average output reached 10.51 million tonnes, the highest level since December 2015, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

In the first 11 months, China's coal output climbed 5.4 percent YoY to 3.21 billion tonnes. China saw a 13.1-percent decrease in coal imports YoY last month, compared with an 8.5-percent growth in October. The coal data was released with other energy indicators. China's crude oil imports saw a sharp increase in November compared with a month earlier, rising by 3.99 million tonnes. Crude oil output dipped 1.3 percent YoY to 15.53 million tonnes in November.

China accelerated the production of natural gas in a bid to ensure the natural gas supply for heating in winter. Natural gas output jumped 10.1 percent YoY to 14.3 billion cubic meters in November, accelerating from the 7.5-percent gain registered in October.

On a monthly basis, the daily average output of natural gas rose by 0.5 cubic meters to hit a record high of 480 million cubic meters.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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