China produced 325.81 million tonnes of raw coal in August, growing 2.48% from in July, showed the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on September 15.
The August raw coal output slid 0.1% compared with the year-ago level, and the reduction contracted 3.6 percentage points compared with last month.
In August, the daily output averaged 10.51 million tonnes, 250,000 tonnes higher than the month-ago level.
Coal production continued to face restrictions in August, due to multiple factors including safety inspections in Shaanxi, corruption probe and production quota control in Inner Mongolia. However, the government's effort to stabilize supply in the summer peak period helped boosted output moderately.
Coal production capacity is expected to release further in the second half year, and coal output in the second half will be higher than in the first half, according to Zhang Hong, one official with China National Coal Association
New coal mines starting trial run or commenced operation in the first half year helped boost production capacity by 80 million tonnes or so, according to official data. Total coal production is forecast to keep growing and exceed 3.9 billion tonnes this year.
In first eight months of 2020, China churned out 2.45 billion tonnes of raw coal, dipping 0.1% year on year, the same as the growth in the first seven months.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Harry Huo)
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