Coal production in Kuzbass up 2.2% in Jan-Feb 2022

Under the Ministry of Coal Industry of Kuzbass, in January-February 2022 coal mining enterprises in Kuzbass produced 38.0 mio t of coal (+0.8 mio t or +2.2% y-o-y).

The production of coking coal during this period decreased to 10.6 mio t (-0.3 mio t or -2.8% y-o-y), whereas thermal coal extraction volumes amounted to 27.4 mio t (+1.1 mio t or +4.2% y-o-y).

Coal companies produced 24.7 mio t (+1.8 mio t or +7.9% y-o-y) at open-pit mines and 13.3 mio t (-1.0 mio t or –7% y-o-y) through underground mining.

In February 2022, 13.7 mio t of coal were delivered to end-users, including 8.7 mio t (-0.3 mio t or -3.3% y-o-y) for export, 2.4 mio t (-0.2 mio t or -7.7% y-o-y) to Russian metallurgical companies and 1.4 mio t (+0.2 mio t or +16.7% y-o-y) to local coal-fired power plants.

As of March 01, 2022, coal stocks in Kuzbass totaled 17.2 mio t (+2.3 mio t or +15.4% to March 01, 2021).

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