Coal India Production Rises
Coal India Ltd, which accounts for around 80% of India's domestic coal production, registered annual production growth of 4.3 Mt in June, to 38.8 Mt, according to company data reported by Indian media. June's production data means output in the April-June quarter was up 13.0 Mt (12%) on the same three months in 2014 at 121.3 Mt. This suggest an even stronger annual increase in 2015-16 (Apr-Mar) than achieved in 2014-15, when production rose by 31.7 Mt year-on-year to 494.2 Mt. By comparison, annual production grew by only 31.2 Mt over the period 2010-11 to 2013014, to 462.5 Mt.