According to the Economy, Statistics Information Committee of Inner Mongolian Autonomy Region North China, Mongolian coal export reached 10,95 million tons in between January – September 2010.
Since 2005, Mongolian coal export has been increasing each year. Statistical source says that 5,856 million tons of coal imported through the border point called Tseg in the first three quarter of 2010, hitting 145% increase since same time of last year. Meanwhile, Gantsmaodao border point 5,018 million tons of coal imported to China, 133% increase since its same period of last year.
Source agrees that this was due to intense increase of the Chinese metallurgy industry and geographically favourable location for transporting coal to China from Mongolia.