Analysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFPAnalysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFP
Analysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFP

China power firms suspend publication of coal data, frustrating analysis of industrial production

  • Five of China’s largest power companies have halted the release of data on daily coal consumption, without providing a reason
  • The decision has frustrated economists and analysts who have been using the information to monitor factory production and China’s economic recovery
Topic |   China economy
Analysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFPAnalysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFP
Analysts use coal consumption data to gauge demand and in turn estimate production levels at factories in China. Photo: AFP
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