One of the world’s largest coal producers, China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd., increased its coal sales by 12.3% year-on-year to 213 million mt for the first nine months of 2010, according to Interfax. The company’s total coal output over the period reached 166.2 million mt, up by 4.7% year-on-year. In September, the company produced 19 million mt of coal an increase of 9.8% year-on-year. In the same month, Shenhua electricity output shot up by 12.5% to reach 11.14 billion kilowatt hours while its electricity sales amounted to 10.3 billion kWh up by 11.6% year-on-year.