Indian coal production totalled 45.3m tonnes in July, down 8.5% m-o-m and just 0.7% higher y-o-y, partly due to the effects of this year’s monsoon. India’s top state owned coal producer, Coal India, produced 36.6m tonnes, down 7.6% m-o-m and down 0.3% y-o-y. The country’s second largest coal miner, SCCL, produced 4.4m tonnes, down 8.5% m-o-m but 14.9% higher y-o-y. Smaller independent miners produced 4.3m tonnes during the month, down 15.3% m-o-m and down 3.6% y-o-y.
Indian coal output increased to 402.8m tonnes over the first 7 months of the year, up 7.3m tonnes or 1.8% y-o-y. Coal India produced 331.8m tonnes, up 6.7m tonnes or 2% y-o-y. SCCL output also increased to 37.7m tonnes, up 2.6m tonnes or 7.4% y-o-y. On the other hand, coal output by small independent producers declined to 31.6m tonnes over the period, down 3.7m tonnes or 10.5% y-o-y.
Source: Ministry of Coal, CIL, SCCL