According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Coal, Indian coal production totaled 51.3m tonnes in May, up 8.3% m-o-m but still was 3.3% lower y-o-y. India’s largest state owned mining company , Coal India (CIL) produced 40.7m tonnes, up 6% m-o-m but still 4.3% lower y-o-y. This is 3.4m tonnes below CIL’s monthly target. Coal production at the second largest state owned producer, SCCL totaled 4.5m tonnes, down 37.6% m-o-m but still was 0.9% higher y-o-y. Smaller private producers produced 5.5m tonnes, up 24.1% m-o-m and only 0.7% lower y-o-y.
Indian coal output increased to 308m tonnes over the first 5 months of the year, up 10.5m tonnes or 3.5% y-o-y. CIL produced 255.5m tonnes, up 9.8m tonnes or 4% y-o-y. SCCL production also increased to 28.5m tonnes, up 2m tonnes or 7.4% y-o-y. On the other hand, coal output by independent producers decreased to 22.3m tonnes, down 3m tonnes or 12% y-o-y.
Source: Indian Ministry of Coal, Coal India Lts, SCCL