China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP
China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP

China faces coal shortage as import restrictions, tighter environmental checks begin to bite

  • China has imposed caps on coal imports through quotas and quality restrictions in recent months, which has seen import growth to decline since May
  • Authorities have used the restrictions to manage domestic demand, but areas like the country’s frigid northeast face shortages as winter approaches

Topic |   China economy
China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP
China is facing shortages of coal heading into winter due to import restrictions and recent safety and environmental inspections. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE