Mongolian Mining Corporation (MMC), the largest coal mining company in Mongolia, posted a year-on-year increase of 2.2% in raw coal production over January-June of 2019, according to the company.
It churned out 4.38 million tonnes of raw coal in the first half of year, up 94,000 tonnes from the preceding year.
Raw coal output in Ukhaa Khudag Coal Mine totaled 3.98 million tonnes with a growth of 10.8% year on year, while Baruun Naran Coal Mine registered a slump of 41.9% year on year in output to 405,000 tonnes.
Meanwhile, MMC produced 2.19 million tonnes of saleable coal, falling 25% from the previous year; of that, 1.8 million tonnes were washed coking coal with a yearly decrease of 12.1% and 389,000 tonnes were thermal coal, slumping 55.4% YoY.
Over January-June, it exported 2.34 million tonnes of coal to China; specifically, 1.9 million tonnes were hard coking coal, 400,000 tonnes were semi-soft coking coal and 43,000 tonnes were middling coal.
(Writing by Wenxin Wu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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