Coal-extracting companies of Kazakhstan produced 18.3 million tons of coal in January-February.
10.4 million tons of coal were shipped to energy producing companies, and industrial enterprises received 936,800 tons. 1.4 million tons were shipped for public and utility needs. 4.6 million tons will be exported.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, the Road Map on Development of Coal Sector of Kazakhstan in 2019-2021 and The Plan of Demand for Coal Products in 2019-2020 were adopted last year.
As of March 20, the country’s coal security against the general plan (from May 1, 2019 through April 2020) is 99.7%. In 2020, Kazakhstan plans to produce 120 million tons of coal, 82 million tons of which will be delivered to the domestic market and 38 million tons will be exported. (Kazinform/Ukrainian metal)