China saw a slower growth in raw coal production in April, according to data showed from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on 15 May, as mines' operations were strictly restricted by frequent safety and environmental checks in the month.
A total 294.29 million t of raw coal was produced in April, the NBS data showed. The volume was only 0.1% higher than the level in the same month last year, with the growth moderating from a 2.7% rise in March.
It was also 4.06 million t or 1.36% lower than the March level, data showed.
In the first four months, China churned out 1.11 billion t of raw coal, edging up 0.6% y/y, accelerating from a rise of 0.4% a year earlier, showed data which is tracked by sxcoal.com timely and closely all the time.
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