SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

August 29, 2007 05:01 ET

Coal Imports to China Will Surpass 50 Million Metric Tons in 2007, an Industrial Info News Alert

BEIJING--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Coal demand in China continues its growth for the eighth year in a row. Latest data from the General Administration of China Customs shows that the import of coal continues to increase and exports continue to decrease in the Chinese coal market in recent years. Total coal exports in China in the first half of this year reached 23.12 million metric tons, a drop of 27.9% year-on-year; and total coal imports reached 27.07 million metric tons, an increase of 47.6% year-on-year.

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