BEIJING - China's raw coal output posted double-digit growth in the first four months of 2022, driven by policies to increase production and supply, official data showed.
Railway workers shovel coal in Jiujiang, East China's Jiangxi province. [Photo by Hu Guolin/For China Daily]
The output jumped 10.5 percent year-on-year in the January-April period, according to the National Energy Administration.
In the first quarter, the country's raw coal imports dropped 24.2 percent to 51.81 million tons, the data showed.
Imports in April expanded 8.4 percent year-on-year, reversing the declining trend, according to the administration.
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