Business news from Ukraine


21 January , 2020  

Ukraine’s coal producers reduced output by 6.2% in 2019 to 31.224 million tonnes.
The Energy and Environment Protection Ministry told Interfax-Ukraine that the output of steam coal decreased by 9.4% to 24.901 million tonnes, but coking coal production increased by 8.8% to 6.323 million tonnes.
A total of 2.813 million tonnes of coal was produced in December, which was 0.1% less year-on-year.
Coal mining enterprises managed by the Energy and Environment Protection Ministry reduced production by 13.9% to 3.566 million tonnes last year. Steam coal output shrank 24% to 2.719 million tonnes, though coking coal production rose by 51%, to 846,100 tonnes.
The mines of Donetsk region produced 11.259 million tonnes of coal, growth of 1.3%, Luhansk region some 328,800 tonnes, a decrease of 33.2%, and Dnipropetrovsk region some 18.208 million tonnes, or 9% less.
Ukraine decreased coal production by 4.7% in 2018, compared with 2017, to 33.286 million tonnes.