In March 2017 the Ukraine reduced coal consumption by almost 37.7% to 2.86 mln tons against March 2016.
Compared with February 2017 coal consumption in March fell by 26.1%.
In the first quarter of 2017, the coal company Raspadskaya increased its net profit 3.9 times to 5.76 billion rubles compared to the same period last year, this follows from the company's accou
The export of coal from Russia to China has jumped to the highest level over the past three years.
In Q1 2017 Kuzbass fuel company increased coal production by 19% to 2.32 mln tons against Q1 2016, the company reports.
Coal mining fell by 11.3% to 6.7 mln tons in the Ukraine in Q1 2017 against Q1 2016, the Statistics Service reports.
Coal mining in March 2017 fell by 17.7% to 2 mln tons.
Coal export from Russia to Japan rose by 16% in 2016 against 2015 – to 18.54 mln tons, the Ministry of Energy reports.
Compared with Q1 2016 the mining grew by 35%.
Elgaugol (a subdivision of Mechel), which develops the Elginskoye field in southern Yakutia, plans to produce 4.5 million tons of coal this year.
"Since the end of last year, the staff of the mine hasn’t slowed down the taken pace for extraction and stripping.
In January-March this year, miners of Kuzbass produced 57 million tons of coal that is by 6% more than in the first quarter of 2016.