Chinese power shortages as country takes political action against Australia on coal, but Newcastle coal exports coping

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:28pm, first published December 28 2020 - 6:00pm
NO LONGER OUR DESTINATION: An image of a Chinese coal-receiving port from the Xinhua news agency. China has banned imports of Australian coal. Picture: Global Times

THE Hunter coal industry is set to end a difficult year on a high note, with prices up and year-long exports down only slightly on last year's 162 million tonnes, despite the pressure of the Chinese "bans" on Australian coal.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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