Coal supplies from Russia have tripled for the month

Поставки угля из России выросли втрое за месяц

After the introduction of the government licensing of export deliveries of coal in Ukraine fell sharply, and in a month resumed growth.

For July deliveries of Russian coal to Ukraine increased three times – up to 800 394 tons. On Monday, September 9, writes Kommersant with reference to data of the Central dispatching Department of fuel energy complex of the Russian Federation.

Thus, in annual terms, shipments decreased by 51.6%. Since the beginning of the year, the backlog of export compared to the 2018 year is 1 million tons, the newspaper notes.

According to senior analyst of Dragon Capital Denis Sakwa, the reduction of coal supplies from Russia have led to a decrease in coke production.

“If in may it was produced 917 000 tonnes, in June – 769 000 tonnes in July – 798 000 tonnes. Accordingly, the fell iron and steel, 1.8 million tons in may to 1.6 million tons in June and 1.7 million tonnes in July,” – said the expert.

In August steel production increased to 1.9 million tons, which may be associated with the growth of coal supply from Russia and increased imports from other countries, suggested edition.

Recall that after the introduction of the government licensing procedure of exports in June direct deliveries of coal from Russia decreased by 85%. Before the supply was increased.


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