China has increased coal imports from Russia, Mongolia and Indonesia after Beijing stopped allowing any coal cargos from Australia to pass customs clearance in the fourth quarter last year. Photo: Bloomberg
China has increased coal imports from Russia, Mongolia and Indonesia after Beijing stopped allowing any coal cargos from Australia to pass customs clearance in the fourth quarter last year. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s coal consumption set to rise in 2021 despite Beijing’s carbon neutral goal

  • China, the world’s biggest coal consumer, saw overall consumption of the fossil fuel increase by 0.6 per cent in 2020 from a year earlier to around 4.04 billion tonnes
  • The China National Coal Association said on Wednesday China’s coal output would increase in 2021 after it churned out 3.84 billion tonnes of coal in 2020

Topic |   China economy
China has increased coal imports from Russia, Mongolia and Indonesia after Beijing stopped allowing any coal cargos from Australia to pass customs clearance in the fourth quarter last year. Photo: Bloomberg
China has increased coal imports from Russia, Mongolia and Indonesia after Beijing stopped allowing any coal cargos from Australia to pass customs clearance in the fourth quarter last year. Photo: Bloomberg
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