China to See Slow Growth in Q2 Coal Demand -Shanghai Metals Market

Hot Keywords

  • Zinc
  • Aluminium
  • Copper scrap
  • Primary lead
  • Copper
  • Customs data
  • Market commentary
  • Nickel
  • price forecast
  • Futures movement
  • MMi Iron Ore Port Index
  • Inventory data
  • Secondary lead
  • Morning comments
  • Evening comments

China to See Slow Growth in Q2 Coal Demand

Industry News 09:44:20AM Apr 09, 2012 Source:SMM

BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The growth in China's coal demand is expected to keep slowing during the second quarter partly because of the domestic economic deceleration, an expert said Sunday.

Supply and demand will continue to be roughly balanced in the country's coal market during the second quarter, Wang Xianzheng, chairman of the China Coal Industry Association, said at a meeting.

Wang said coal companies should pay great attention to the increases in the country's coal output and a slowdown in demand as well as properly regulate production to prevent big changes in the coal market.

The nation's coal demand has faltered since the fourth quarter of last year as the country's economic growth decelerated amid the sluggish global economic recovery and the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.

China's coal output reached 838 million tonnes during the first quarter, up 5.8 percent year-on-year, official data showed.

Wang said coal prices also retreated during the past few months on waning demand.

The coal industry should be alert of structural overcapacity, and establish long-term relations with power generation companies and steel plants in order to promote the steady development of the coal economy.
 

Key Words:  coal  coal demand 

China to See Slow Growth in Q2 Coal Demand

Industry News 09:44:20AM Apr 09, 2012 Source:SMM

BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The growth in China's coal demand is expected to keep slowing during the second quarter partly because of the domestic economic deceleration, an expert said Sunday.

Supply and demand will continue to be roughly balanced in the country's coal market during the second quarter, Wang Xianzheng, chairman of the China Coal Industry Association, said at a meeting.

Wang said coal companies should pay great attention to the increases in the country's coal output and a slowdown in demand as well as properly regulate production to prevent big changes in the coal market.

The nation's coal demand has faltered since the fourth quarter of last year as the country's economic growth decelerated amid the sluggish global economic recovery and the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.

China's coal output reached 838 million tonnes during the first quarter, up 5.8 percent year-on-year, official data showed.

Wang said coal prices also retreated during the past few months on waning demand.

The coal industry should be alert of structural overcapacity, and establish long-term relations with power generation companies and steel plants in order to promote the steady development of the coal economy.
 

Key Words:  coal  coal demand