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Analysis & Forecasts

Asia Pacific

February 2019

Chinese coal imports could find support from restricted domestic production at the start of the year. Strong Chinese coal output and restrictions on imports limited volumes entering the country at the end of 2018. Domestic coal production rose by 2.1% on an annual basis in December 2018, to 320.4 mt, while imports for the first 11 months of the year were up by 9.3% year on year. However, domestic coal production could face challenges in the coming weeks after a fatal coal mine collapse in...