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China may face more than 62 million tonnes coal gap this year due to strong demand amid recovery, restricted production

China’s likely to face a thermal coal shortage of more than 62 million tonnes this year as coal demand grows at a faster pace than supply.

Due to the low base in coal output in 2020 amid the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's coal output is expected to grow by 4.5 per cent in 2021, while coal demand will likely increase by 7.7 per cent helped by economic recovery, according to . . .

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