Coal Production In Russia Fell By 9.1% In Annual Terms In August
Coal production in Russia in January-August amounted to 257 million tons, which is 9.2% lower than in the same period last year. In August, the figure decreased by 9.1% to 32 million tons, according to Rosstat data.
At the same time, the volume of coal production in August decreased by 0.7% compared to July 2020. In the Kemerovo region, the decrease in production volumes compared to July 2020 was 0.1%, in the Komi Republic – 4.4%, in the Novosibirsk region – 4%, in the Sakhalin region – 6.9%, in the Republic of Khakassia – 3.2%.
"The coal industry shows multidirectional dynamics, depending on the demand for different types of coal. In particular, the production of ordinary brown coal (lignite) has been growing for several months. In August, the increase in volumes was 8.5% by July 2020 (a month earlier, the growth was 9.3% by June 2020)," Rosstat said in a statement.
At the same time, coking coal production in August increased by 2.9% to 7.7 million tons compared to July 2020, but compared to August 2019, production decreased by 5.4%. At the same time, anthracite production dropped by 0.3% compared to July 2020.