September coal output up 6.3% to 3.56m tonnes

01-Oct-2007 Intellasia | Dow Jones | 6:33 AM Print This Post

Vietnam’s coal production will likely fall 6.3% on year to 3.56 million metric tonnes in September, the General Statistical Office said Friday September 28. The figure was higher than the 3.40 million tonnes produced in August, revised GSO data showed. Vietnam is estimated to have exported 2.6 million tonnes of coal valued at US$80 million in September, down 1.8% in volume terms and unchanged in value, the GSO said.

Between January and September, the country exported 23.92 million tonnes of coal valued at US$745 million, up 18.8% in terms of volume and up 17.2% in terms of value.

Electricity output in September is projected to have risen 15.9% on year to 5.9 billion kilowatt-hours, said the GSO. In August, Vietnam also produced 5.9 billion kWh of electricity.

From January to September this year, Vietnam is estimated to have produced 49.4 billion kWh, or 12.6% more electricity on year. However, the GSO said the amount of electricity the economy has actually consumed in the nine-month period was only 43.4 billion kWh, indicating 12.1% of waste.

The GSO issues coal and electricity figures before the end of the reporting period, based on estimates. No explanations were given for the figures.


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