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China coal performance of production and consumption in 2011

Steel News - Published on Fri, 03 Feb 2012

According to sources from the National Development and Reform Commission, China imported 182 million tonnes of coal in the whole of 2011 up 10.8% from the previous year net imports gained 15.2% YoY to 168 million tonnes.

Exports last year however witnessed 23% fall to 14.66 million tonnes. China has seen a big increase in coal production and consumption as well in the past year. The country\'s large coal mining enterprises produced a total of 2.18 billion tonnes of coal in 2011, 10.9% more than in 2010.

The growth rate of coal consumption by electricity generation, steel making, construction and chemical industries was respectively 11.4%, 6.8%, 7.4% and 13.5%. At the end of December last year, China\'s coal inventories came at 253 million tonnes an increase of 16.6% as compared with early 2010.

(Source: www.steelhome.cn/en)
China steel information centre and industry database

Posted By : admin on Fri, 03 Feb 2012
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