But promise of transparency on inventories remains unfulfilled.
Forecasts call for rising consumption through 2030, with some anti-pollution efforts actually increasing demand.
But privatization remains a 'serious challenge,' as state-owned enterprises resist change.
A combination of sanctions and a fall in the value of the ruble strains financing for supplies.
But the monetary moves may do little to ease pressures or avert further declines.
Experts call for Beijing to reach peak consumption by 2020 in order to meet targets.