September 29 – China's output of the most widely used nonferrous metals rose 8.2% year on year to 22.53 million tons in the eight months through August 2011, according to the China Nonferrous Metals Association.

September 28 – China's steelmakers have to import 65% of their iron ore needs and 7% of coking coal needs, according to Zeng Jiesheng, chief researcher with

September 27 – Shanxi province, China's second largest coal producer after Inner Mongolia, is expected to roll out over 800 million tons of coal this year, according to governor Wang Jun. Shanxi's coal output rose 20.4%, to 740 million tons, in 2010.

September 23 – China's demand for corn will exceed supply by 15 billion kg between 2011 and 2015, according to Li Xirong, director of the National Farming Council.

September 23 – Construction began on a project capable of producing five tons of gold in Yining, Xinjiang. The project is expected to generate ¥3 billion in revenues and ¥200 million in profits per year and become the largest gold source in northwestern China.

September 22 – Mining giant BHP Billiton said it sold 28% of its products to China, fetching $20.3 billion in the 2010/11 financial year. Stoked by rising iron ore prices, the value was up substantially from $13.2 billion during the previous year.

September 22 – China will levy a tax on crude oil and natural gas exploration based on both their value and volume, according to a decision from a State Council meeting. It currently imposes resource taxes on producers of oil and gas as well as coal mining companies based on volume. The government has proposed increasing resource taxes nationwide to fund the nation's poorer western regions, which are rich in oil, gas and coal reserves. It introduced a trial tax of 5% in Xinjiang in June 2010 and widened that to other western provinces a month later.

September 22 – Jiangxi province's rare earth industry posted ¥17.2 billion in revenues in the first eight months of this year. The amount was more than that for the whole of last year.

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