The Ministry of energy of Russia expects by the end of 2015 the growth of coal mining

The Ministry of energy of Russia expects by the end of 2015 the growth of coal mining


Supply of raw materials for export, said Alexander Novak, will remain at the level of the previous year to 155 million tons. The volume of coal production, according to preliminary data, amounted to 373 million tonnes.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. The volume of coal production in Russia in 2015, according to preliminary data, grew by 4.1% compared to the 2014 year and amounted to 373 million tons, said energy Minister Alexander Novak.

Delivery of coal for export will remain at the level of the previous year to 155 million tonnes, the Minister added.

The volume of coal supplies to the domestic market of the Russian Federation in 2015 amounted to 178 million tons (growth by 2.3%), according to documents the Ministry of energy. Including coal for coking — 38 million tons, energy coal and 140 million tons. The volume of coal washing increased by 4.2% and amounted to 180 million tons.

Coal extraction in Russia in 2014 amounted to $ 358,2 million tons.