Shaanxi province in northwestern China produced 35.56 million t of raw coal in March, dropping 7.07% year on year but surging 128.54% month on month, showed data from Shaanxi Administration of Coal Mine Safety.
Total raw coal production amounted to 89.35 million t in January–March, a year-on-year decrease of 24.12%, data showed.
The Shaanxi-based central government-owned mines produced 20.97 million t of raw coal in the first quarter, down by 7.19% from a year ago.
Output from provincial government-owned mines declined 12.98% year on year to 29.08 million t during the months. Coal mines owned by municipal and lower-level governments produced 39.3 million t, a year-on-year slump of 36.35%.
The province sold 34.19 million t of raw coal in March, accounting for 96.13% of its output, said the administration.
In January-March, raw coal sales totaled 86.39 million t, down by 25.38% on the year. The volume took 96.7% of the production during the period.
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