Vietnam’s coal production likely rose 1.3% on year to 3.797 million metric tonnes in December, the General Statistical Office said Thursday December 27. This is more than the 3.650 million tonnes produced in November, revised GSO data showed.
Vietnam is estimated to have exported 3 million tonnes of coal valued at US$103 million in December, unchanged in volume terms but up 12% in value.
For the entire year, the country is projected to have exported 32.54 million tonnes of coal valued at US$1.02 billion, up 11.0% in terms of volume and up 11.3% in terms of value.
Electricity output in December is projected to have risen 13.7% on year to 5.7 billion kilowatt-hours, said the GSO.
In November, Vietnam produced 5.8 billion kWh of electricity.
This year Vietnam is estimated to have produced 66.8 billion kWh, or 13.2% more than the previous year.
The GSO issues coal and electricity figures before the end of the reporting period, based on estimates. No explanations are given for the figures.