Ordos city in Inner Mongolia reported an 8.2% year-on-year drop in coal sales to 53.86 million tonnes in August, data showed from Ordos Energy Bureau.
Coal sales of mines run by local governments and individuals came in at 41.6 million tonnes, down by 11.2% year on year, while mines under China Energy Investment Group (CHN Energy) sold 12.26 million tonnes, up 3.8%.
In the first eight months, the city's coal sales were 12% lower than the year prior at 413.31 million tonnes.
Coal sales of local mines dropped 16.1% from the preceding year to 316.46 million tonnes, while sales of CHN Energy increased 4.7% to 96.85 million tonnes.
In August, average coal price in Ordos was 300 yuan/t, falling 8 yuan/t or 2.6% from a year ago. Average price of raw coal dropped 5 yuan/t to 289 yuan/t, while that of slump coal dropped 6.4% to 336 yuan/t, and mixed coal price averaged 284 yuan/t, down 0.3%.
In January-August, average coal price came in at 286 yuan/t, falling 23 yuan/t year on year.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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