China's coal demand have contracted for a second consecutive year, with seaborne imports falling by 80 Mt in 2015. Demand recovery will be muted until post 2020. Environmental policies, overcapacity in the power sector as well as consolidation within the coal mining industry will be key factors dictating the pace of demand growth in the next two decades. Imports will act as a complementary source of supply due to its superior quality and cost competitiveness.
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