8th World Antimony Forum

TBD
Guiyang, Guizhou, China

12th Rare Earth Summit

TBD
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

11th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit

TBD
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

9th Magnesium Summit

TBD
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

13th World InBiGeGa Forum

TBD
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

7th World Antimony Forum

June 13-14, 2019
Changsha, Hunan, China

7th Refractory & Abrasive Materials Summit 2019

May 23-24, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

10th Aluminum Raw Materials Summit

May 16-17, 2019
Zhengzhou, Henan, China

11th Rare Earth Summit

May 9-10, 2019
Qingdao, Shandong, China

8th Magnesium Summit

April 11-12, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

12th World InBiGeGa Forum

March 14-15, 2019
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

China power firms suspend publication of coal data

2020-07-10 10:33:05   【Print】
The publication of daily coal consumption data from China's main power companies, which is widely used by economists to gauge industrial output and broad economic activity, has been suspended after the electricity providers stopped reporting their numbers.

The decision to stop releasing data for five major power generation groups, which supply information from 56 coal-fired power plants, comes as analysts scramble for clues about the speed of China's economic recovery following the COVID-19 shock earlier this year.

Qinhuangdao Port, a major coal trading hub in northern China, stopped giving daily updates on coal consumption and inventory at the beginning of this month after Huaneng, Huadian, Datang, Shanghai Electric Power and Guangdong Energy Group stopped sharing the data.

The electricity generation firms did not provide a reason for the change, but some analysts said it could be related to surging coal prices, which increase the costs for power plants.

.Asian Metal CopyrightThe publication of daily coal consumption data from China's main power companies, which is widely used by economists to gauge industrial output and broad economic activity, has been suspended after the electricity providers stopped reporting their numbers.Asian Metal Copyright