Shaanxi province, one of China's major coal production bases, produced 34.12 million tonnes of raw coal in January, dropping 6.31% from the year-ago level and plummeting 54.07% from December, showed the latest data from the Shaanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety.
Of this, coal mines owned by the central and provincial governments produced 6.76 million and 9.69 million tonnes of raw coal in January, decreasing 7.67% and falling 11.61% from the year prior, respectively.
Coal output of the mines owned by municipal and prefecture governments stood at 17.67 million tonnes, falling 2.56% year on year.
In January, coal sales stood at 33.27 million tonnes or 97.5% of the total coal output of the province, down 5.78% year on year and 54.9% from last December.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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