Coal production up 4.6%, export up 6.7% in 1st quarter

25 April 2008

Coal production came up to 85.08 m t (+4.6%), open-pit mining up by 13%, underground mining down 7%.

Domestic deliveries amounted to 58 m t (+12.7%) including 28.9 m t (+20.6%) of power steam coal, 10.9 m t (+0.5%) of coking coal, 8.4 m t (+7.6%) were delivered for communal purposes.

21.7 m t (+6.7%) of coal were exported including 2.9 m t (+7.1%) to the ex-U.S.S.R. countries, 18.8 m t (+7.1%) to other foreign countries.

Kansko-Achinsk basin production grew by 40%, Donetsk by 6%, Kuznetsk by 1.9%, Pechorsk production was down by 14.5%.

 

Source: http://www.metcoal.ru/news_eng.asp?action=item&id=10673