The northern region of China has been affected by the recent large-scale cold wave. It has thus entered the peak period of winter heating. The southern region has also increased the purchase of thermal coal due to weather that includes low temperatures, rain and snow.
Global Times reported that, according to the China Coal Industry Association, China’s coal production and its sales have both increased since November. It was reported that the Ordos municipality of Inner Mongolia has made every effort to promote the release of coal production capacity this year, with a total of 46 new coal mines entering production and an annual increase of 95.7 million tons of output. At the same time, 80 percent of the original production capacity and 100 percent of the new production capacity will be included in the agreement of guaranteed supply. As of the end of November, the utilization rate of 442 key coal mines in Inner Mongolia (autonomous region), Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces exceeded 82 percent, an increase of 0.6 percent from the end of October.