Vietnam forecasts November coal output +2.5% on yr at 3.573m tonnes

30-Nov-2007 Intellasia | Dow Jones | 5:15 AM Print This Post

Vietnam’s coal production is likely to rise 2.5% on year to 3.573 million metric tonnes in November, the General Statistical Office said Wednesday November 28. The figure was higher than the 3.424 million tonnes produced in October, revised GSO data showed.

Vietnam is estimated to have exported 2.8 million tonnes of coal valued at US$84 million in November, down 10.3% in volume terms and down 13.4% in value.

Between January and November, the country exported 29.12 million tonnes of coal valued at US$899 million, up 10.8% in terms of volume and up 9.1% in terms of value.

Electricity output in November is projected to have risen 13.3% on year to 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours, said the GSO.

In October, Vietnam produced 5.8 billion kWh of electricity.

From January to November this year, Vietnam is estimated to have produced 61 billion kWh, or 12.9% more electricity on 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.


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