Raw coal output from member companies with China National Coal Association amounted to 840 million tonnes in the January-April period, a rise of 0.7% year on year, showed data from the association.
Top ten companies churned out 550 million tonnes of raw coal from January to April, increasing 11.55 million tonnes from a year ago, taking 47.8% of membership firms' total production.
Five of the ten firms reported combined increase of 18.37 million of raw coal output, while the remaining five suffered a total reduction of 6.82 million tonnes in production, said the CNCA.
Total profit of the member firms from both coal and non-coal businesses slumped 39.6% on the year to 29.28 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) in the first four months this year. Operating revenue fell 6.4% to 1.04 trillion yuan during the same period.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Alex Guo)
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