China mined 308.35 million mt of crude coal in June, up 10.6% year on year, National Bureau of Statistics data released Monday showed. Over January-June, it mined 1,712.63 million mt of crude coal, up 5% year on year, the data showed. “After two consecutive months of weak coal production, June production surpassed 300 million mt as the government urged domestic mines to ramp up production in the face of strong demand and crackdown on low-rank coal imports,” Citi analysts said in a note. China in June imposed a partial embargo on cargoes of imported thermal coal at about nine ports on its eastern and southern coasts. Article continues below… Platts Coal Trader International is the only daily publication where you can access Platts proprietary price assessments for coal trading in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, including FOB Newcastle 5,500 NAR; CFR South China 5,500 NAR; and FOB Kalimantan 5,900 […]