Mongolia's coal output (including hard coal and lignite) surged 71.5% from the preceding month to 4.89 million tonnes in September, official data showed.
The production was also 2.6% higher compared with the year-ago level, according to the National Statistical Office of Mongolia.
Hard coal output stood at 4.41 million tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%. Production of lignite totaled 483,300 tonnes, falling 3.0% from the preceding year.
Over January-September, Mongolia's cumulative coal output came in at 22.89 million tonnes, still down 15.70 million tonnes or 40.7% from a year ago. Hard coal output slumped 45.5% year on year to 18.56 million tonnes, while lignite production fell 4.4% to 4.33 million tonnes, according to the statistical office.
Data from the Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) showed the country exported 19.82 million tonnes of coal in January-September, worth $1.48 billion.
The September exports were calculated at 4.65 million tonnes, up 17.17% from 3.97 million tonnes in August and rising for sixth straight month.
Shipments to China accounted for 96.4% of the country's total exports, according to the MCGA.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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