Ukraine: coal imports down in H1 2019

In January-June Ukraine imported 10.5 million tons of coal valued at $1.476 billion, down by 4.2% YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, Russia accounted for 62.4% of deliveries.

USA supplied 31% of coal concentrate and Kazakhstan – 4.22%. (Ukrainian metal)

Uzbekistan: coal output down in January-May 2019

According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-May Uzbekistan mined 1239.2 thousand tons of coal, down by 15.3% YoY.

The decrease in coal mining is accompanied by the rapid price growth.

Compared with May 2018, the price has increased 1.7-fold.

The need in investments in coal industry is estimated at $420 million. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Rosterminalugol exports 10 million tons of coal

In early June, Rosterminalugol exported its 10-millionth ton of coal since the start of the year.

The anniversary ton was loaded on the Redmer Oldendorff (Post-Panamax).

This was the 141 vessel loaded this year.

On June 10, the company set a new record of railroad car unloading – 95.4 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: coal import costs up in January-May 2019

Ukraine in January-May increased by 1.3% YoY, to $1.265 billion, expenditures to cover hard coal and anthracite imports, the State Fiscal Service reported. According to the latest stats, over the reporting period, some 9.1 million tons of coal have been imported. The largest suppliers remain Russia, the United States, and Canada. Coal imports from Russia…

Russia: Solntsevsky pit gets UMZ excavator

Solntsevsky coal pit has put into operation a new Uralmashzavod EKG-20 excavator. This is the first Russian machine in the Eastern Mining Company fleet. The excavator was made to order and delivered in December 2018. The ladle of the machine has an increased volume of 22 cubic meters as opposed to 20 cubic meters in…

Ukraine: coal output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Ukraine mined 7.76 million tons of coal, down by 7.2% YoY. In particular, coking coal output dropped by 24.9%, to 1.24 million tons. At the same time, Russia is introducing a ban on the delivery of coal to Ukraine. From June 1, coal and other fuel products could be supplied to Ukraine only…

Russia: Urtuisky coal output up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Urtuisky coal pit mined 794.7 thousand tons of coal, up by 2.8% YoY. The company is developing a coal deposit with the same name in Zabaikalye region. This year the enterprise has started a new investment program to increase output. Thus, this year it is planned to mine 3.2 million tons of coal,…

Russia: Apsat deposit coal output up in January-April 2019

In January-April, Arctic Developments LLC, a subsidiary of SUEK, increased coal output at the Apsatskoye deposit in Zabaikalye region by 6% YoY, to 208.6 thousand tons.

Last year the enterprise mined 618.8 thousand tons of coal, up by 3% YoY.

This year output is expected to reach 620 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: Ukrkoks sees no threat in Russian sanctions

The mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine expects no critical consequences from the new limitations of coal supplies to Ukraine, as well as imports of some metal products, including pipes. According to Ukrkoks CEO Anatoliy Starovoyt, limitations cover power-generating coal in the first place, and not coking coal. “So we see no special problem here.…

Russia: Kuzbass coal output up in Q1 2019

Since the start of the year, Kuzbass coal companies have extracted 60.8 million tons of coal, up by 1.2 million tons YoY. Open pits yielded 40.2 million tons, and mines – 20.6 million tons. Coking coal accounted for 19.2 million tons, and power-generating coal – 41.6 million tons. In March the region extracted 21.3 million…

Uzbekistan: coal output down in Q1 2019

In January-March, Uzbekistan decreased gold output by 25% YoY, to 809 thousand tons.

According to the state statistics, in Q1 2018, 1087 thousand tons of coal were mined.

In December 2018, 45% of Uzbekugol were transferred to the management of Progress Gor Tech LLC (Russia). (Ukrainian metal)