BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's raw coal production rose 3.5 percent year on year to 310 million tonnes in May, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
In the first five months, the country's raw coal output came in at 1.42 billion tonnes, up 0.9 percent from a year ago, according to the bureau.
The country's daily average output of raw coal stood at 10.08 million tonnes last month, NBS data showed.
Imports of raw coal jumped 23 percent year on year to 27.47 million tonnes in May, while during the January-May period the imports totaled 127.39 million tonnes, a 5.6-percent increase from a year ago.
Meanwhile, the price of coal slightly dropped, with the transaction price of Qinhuangdao 5,500 Kcal/kg thermal coal falling to 588 yuan (about 85.3 U.S dollars) per tonne. Enditem