China's coal output up 14.8% in March

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AMMAN — China's raw coal output posted faster growth in March, driven by policies to increase production and supply, official data showed on Sunday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the output jumped 14.8 percent year on year to 396 million tons last month.

"The growth rate was 4.5 percentage points higher than the January-February period," the bureau said.

Meanwhile, coal imports continued to shrink, as China imported 16.42 million tons of coal last month, down 39.9 percent year on year.

The country's raw coal output rose 10.3 percent year-on-year to 1.08 billion tons for the first quarter, while imports dropped 24.2 percent to 51.81 million tons.

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