China’s coal production sees first drop since 2000

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BEIJING – China’s coal production dropped in 2014, the first time since 2000, the China National Coal Association said Friday.

In the first 11 months of last year, China produced 3.5 billion tons of coal, 2.1 percent less than the same period in 2013, said Jiang Zhimin, vice-president of the CNCA, during a media briefing.

The CNCA estimated a 2.5 percent drop in production for the whole year.

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