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WEEKLY: China coke-plant coke output hits 14-month low


Total output of coke among the 230 Chinese independent coking plants surveyed weekly by Mysteel slid for the eighth week over April 22-28, declining by 15,200 tonnes/day on week to 592,900 t/d on average to refresh a 14-month low. The sustained decline was mainly a consequence of the tough checks that local governments are conducting on environmental protection facilities among coking plants nationwide, according to sources.
This week, the lower coke output was still mainly observed in North China’s Shanxi province, the country’s largest coking base, due to the ongoing pollution control inspections there. For example, the average coking capacity utilization rate among makers in the province’s Changzhi city had plunged by 14.6 percentage points on


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