Sep. 3, 2012 (China Knowledge) - The 38 coal firms listed on the Chinese stock market reaped a combined net profit attributable to shareholders of RMB 53.71 billion in the first half of this year, reflecting a growth of 4.3% YoY.
The growth rate was 15.9 percentage points less than that in the H1 of 2011, which indicated weakening profitability in the coal industry.
Operating profit of the 38 coal companies totaled RMB 71.77 billion in the first six months, down 5.5% YoY, although these companies' operating revenue jumped 28.3% YoY to RMB 464.1 billion.
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