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Ukraine Increases Coal Import Cost By 1.3% In January-May 2019

Coal News - Published on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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UNIAN reported that Ukraine in January-May 2019 increased by 1.3% to USD 1.265 billion, expenditures to cover hard coal and anthracite imports, that's compared to January-May 2018, the State Fiscal Service reported. Over the reporting period, some 9.1 million tonnes of coal has been imported. The largest suppliers remain Russia, the United States, and Canada. Coal imports from Russia in monetary terms in January-May 2019 reached USD 812.3 million, imports from the US accounted for USD 379.5 million and from Canada, they stood at USD 53.6 million.

As UNIAN reported, hostilities in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014, have caused a significant shortage of coal, primarily that of thermal anthracite group produced in militant-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. After this, Ukraine started buying coal abroad.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 14 Jun 2019
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