Coal production at China Coal Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of China National Coal Group, produced 9.08 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, growing 10.6% from a year ago but down 2.16% from the month prior, the company said in an announcement on May 15.
That brought the total commercial coal production to 34.64 million tonnes in the first four months this year, increasing 5.6% from the year prior.
China Coal's commercial coal sales totaled 19.6 million tonnes last month, up 21.7% year on year and 19.73% from March.
Self-produced coal sales increased 4.5% on the year and 4.22% on the month to 8.4 million tonnes in the month.
Total commercial coal sales from January to April were 70.2 million tonnes, a 5.7% increase year on year, including 33.24 million tonnes produced by itself, a 4.3% rise.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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