December 14 – The capacity of China's installed nuclear power plants is expected to hit 80 million kW by 2020, according to a NDRC official specializing in energy research.
December 14 – Less than 7.9% of the 1.53 million tons of corn for government auction were sold, at ¥1,861/ton, according to the National Grain and Oil Trading Center.
December 14 – China should impose upper limits on coal consumption between 2011 and 2015 to meet its emissions reduction target and to curb pollution, proposed a senior official with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
December 14 – Jinchuan Group, China's largest nickel producer, raised the price of the metal by ¥3,000 to ¥181,000/ton. Its nickel price has risen by more than ¥10,000/ton since late October.
December 10 – China's iron ore imports rose 25.5% month on month to 57.38 million tons in November, according to customs figures. In the same month, copper imports were up 28.5% month on month to 351,600 tons and crude oil imports were up 33.7% to 20.91 million tons.
December 10 – China's corn exports totaled 120,800 tons valued at $31.44 million in the first 11 months, up 29.4% and 36.6% year on year respectively, according to customs figures. Sugar exports totaled 88,900 tons valued at $60.42 million over the same period, up 53.5% and 101.1% year on year respectively.
December 10 – China's soybean imports grew 30.7% year on year to 49.37 million tons in the first 11 months, according to customs figures.
December 9 – Inner Mongolia produced 6.98 million tons of coal in the first 11 months, representing roughly 20% of China's total output.
December 9 – China's production of coalbed methane is likely to top 8.5 billion m3 this year, up from 7.2 billion m3 in 2009, predicted a senior official with China United Coalbed Methane Co.
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