TAIYUAN, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China Taiyuan coal transaction price index stood at 139.15 points, down 0.46 percent week on week.
The index, released by China Taiyuan Coal Transaction Center (CTCTC) based in Shanxi, a coal-rich province, reflects the coal price levels and changes in the main production areas of China. It is published every Monday.
Analysts said the increase of hydroelectric power generation as a result of more rainy days in south China, and the weak demand for coal in the market resulted in a small decline in coal prices.
With more than 10,000 registered coal traders, the CTCTC is the largest coal trading center in China.