Development and Reform Commission spokesman Zhao Chen Xin responded to the recent rise in coal prices
Data map. China Development and Reform Commission spokesman Zhao Chenxin responded to the recent rise in coal prices, said the individual areas of tight supply of coal, both to the direct impact of the production capacity of the results of the Development and Reform Commission held a press conference today, the Development and Reform Commission spokesman Zhao Chen Xin , But also by some objective factors. Zhao Chenxin said that this year, the region, the relevant departments, the majority of coal enterprises in accordance with the CPC Central Committee and State Council to actively promote the deployment of production work, and made positive progress. The National Development and Reform Commission in conjunction with the inter-ministerial joint member of the relevant units, have put forward the reduction of production, increase or decrease linked to play the role of advanced production capacity and other package of policy measures to promote the coal industry production, safety and management, in a relatively short period of time to achieve the overall improvement The Zhao Chenxin introduced from January to August the national coal production fell about 10%, in the case of demand fell under the situation of supply and demand has improved significantly, around the coal prices have achieved varying degrees of recovery. Zhao Chenxin that, in addition to production capacity, the coal supply and demand changes are also closely related to the following factors. First, a substantial increase in thermal power consumption. Since July, most parts of the country continued to heat and rain, on the one hand, hydropower output significantly reduced from the first six months of growth of 4% in September fell 12.8%; the other hand, the high temperature increased residents living Electricity. Under the influence of these two aspects, the thermal power of July, August and September 20 increased by 4.8%, 7.3% and 12.9% respectively. Second, illegal production, super-capacity production, low-quality coal production has been effectively curbed. Third, the individual areas of rainy days of the railway line affected part of the coal transport, strict control of road overload also control part of the coal road transport. To sum up, the current coal supply and demand to improve the individual areas of tight supply of coal, both to the direct effect of production capacity, but also by some objective factors.