WEEKLY: China's washed met coal output down to 6-w low
Oct 28, 2020 18:00
Total output of processed coking coal recorded by the 110 Chinese independent and affiliated wash plants under Mysteel’s regular survey declined by 17,400 tonnes/day or 2.7% on week to 630,200 t/d as of October 27, a six-week low. The decline was mainly due to lower output from independent plants and the safety checks in Shanxi which have impacted mining operations in the province, according to Mysteel’s survey.
Accordingly, the operating rate of the 110 wash plants slid by 1.7 percentage points on week to 75.9% as of Tuesday, also hitting a six-week low, the data showed.
Over the survey period of October 21-27, some independent coal processors idled production for maintenance, while others in the sample slowed their