China Coal Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of China National Coal Group, produced 8.82 million tonnes of commercial coal in August, down 10% from the preceding year, said the company in a statement released on September 14.
In the first eight months, its commercial coal output totaled 74.59 million tonnes, up 2.8% from the same period last year.
The company's commercial coal sales rose 3.6% to 24.4 million tonnes in August, in which sales of self-produced coal were 8.97 million tonnes, down 8.6% year on year.
Sales over January-August totaled 197.43 million tonnes, up 21.2% on the year, including 74.18 million tonnes of self-produced coal, which came 2.5% higher than the year-ago level.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Tammy Yang)
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