Total profit in China's coal mining and washing industry posted a decline of 31.2% compared with a year ago to 78.28 billion yuan ($11.1 billion) in the first five months this year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on June 28.
Operating revenue from main business of coal mining and washing industry came in at 749.42 billion yuan, sliding 11.6% on the year.
Coal mining and washing industry saw operating cost decrease 8.3% year on year to 537.26 billion yuan during January-May, said the NBS.
For the whole mining industry, profit was combined at 129.16 billion yuan, diving down 43.6% from the preceding year. Revenue from main business in mining industry logged a year-on-year fall of 11.3% to 1,443.27 billion yuan.
(Writing by Jessie Jia Editing by Harry Huo)
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