Coal production in Russia in the first half of the year remained at the level of last year

Coal production in Russia for six months of this year is approximately the same as last year. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Energy Nikolai Shulginov at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

„Coal production is about the same as last year,” he said.

As previously reported, in accordance with the negative forecast, calculated taking into account the entry into force of the full EU embargo on the import of coal from Russia, coal production in the Russian Federation by the end of 2022 may be reduced by 17% compared to the result of 2021, to 365, 1 million tons. The decline in exports may be 30%, to 156 million tons.

In early April, the EU, as part of another package of sanctions, imposed a ban on the import of coal from the Russian Federation from August 2022.

The Russian authorities talked about the possibility of redirecting exports through seaports to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. In turn, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrei Belousov said that the volume of coal exports from the Russian Federation sank a little, mainly due to the situation with the ports of the North-West.