Ukrainian companies in January imported coking coal for CAD 48.2 million ($36.2 million under the current exchange rate) from Canada, while in January 2016 no coking coal was imported, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk reported.
He said that British Columbia had large stocks of coking coal and production facilities. Supplies from the province could be increased if it is required.
When asked about importers of Canadian coal to Ukraine, he said that it was ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, but there could be other large Ukrainian metal companies among importers.
Waschuk also said that in 2016, coking coal imports of Ukraine totaled CAD 146 million ($109.6 million).
According to the State Statistics Service, imports of coal from Canada in 2016 stood at 841,900 tons for $94.37 million, while total imports of bituminous coal to Ukraine was 14.15 million for $1.415 billion. The key supplies of this coal were Russia (9.87 million tons for $860.07 million) and the United States (1.81 million for $211.01 million), while Canada was the third.
Some 724,800 tons of bituminous coal was shipped from Australia to Ukraine last year for $79.13 million, 551,300 tons from Kazakhstan for $75.6 million and 349,000 tons from Poland for $40.58 million.
Ukraine exported 336,200 tons of bituminous coal for $33.96 million last year mainly to Slovakia ($26.31 million) and Russia ($7.48 million). (Interfax-Ukraine/Ukrainian metal)
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