In 2017 state mines, managed by the Ministry of energy and coal industry, are expected to increase coal output 1.6 times YoY, or by 3.336 million tons, to 9.125 million tons.
“None should question our goal of mining 25 thousand tons of coal per day”, the minister Igor Nasalik said.
In 2016 the ministry-run mines produced 5789.2 thousand tons of coal, down by 14.1% YoY, or by 953 thousand tons. The daily average output totaled 15.82 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)