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Ukraine’s 4 months coal imports up by 30pct

Coal News - Published on Wed, 09 May 2018

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Economic Unian reported that Ukraine in January to April 2018 increased by 30%, to USD 1.004 billion, expenditures to cover hard coal and anthracite imports, that's compared to January to April 2017. According to the latest stats by the State Fiscal Service, over the reporting period, some 7.4 million tonnes of coal has been imported. The largest suppliers remain Russia, the United States, and Canada.

Import of coal from Russia in monetary terms in January-April 2018 reached USD 643.6 million (64%), imports from the US accounted for USD 288.4 million (28.7%), and from Canada they stood at USD 48.4 million (4.8%).

As UNIAN reported earlier, production of thermal and coking coal in Ukraine in 2017 shrank by 14.6% against 2016, to 34.916 million tonnes.

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 : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 09 May 2018
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