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NBS: China Jan-Apr coal output up 10.5%, coke down 2.7%


Over January-April, China's total output of raw coal for all uses edged up again by 10.5% on year to 1.45 billion tonnes, while coke output declined 2.7% on year to 155.2 million tonnes, according to new data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16.
During April alone, China produced 362.8 million tonnes of raw coal, lower by 7.5% from March, Mysteel Global calculated. "After the end of the heating season (usually spanning November-March), the country's peak coal-consuming period has passed," a Shanghai-based market watcher explained, adding that coal demand usually eases in April, especially


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