Ukraine has increased coal imports by almost 14% since the beginning of the year

In January-July 2021, Ukraine increased imports of coal and anthracite by 13.6% (1.4 million tons) compared to the same period in 2020 – up to 11.68 million tons, Interfax- Ukraine reports.

According to the State Customs Service, Ukraine imported coal worth $1.16 billion, which is 5.6% more than in January-July 2020 ($1.1 billion).

Coal came from Russia worth $695.29 million (share in imports 59.91%), the USA – $270.25 million (23.29%), Kazakhstan – $133.18 million (11.48%), other countries –  $61.85 million (5.33%).

Coal exports by Ukraine for seven months of 2021 amounted to 0.204 thousand tons worth $0.025 million, including to Hungary – $0.011 million, Belarus – $0.007 million, Bulgaria – $0.007 million. For the same period of 2020, exports amounted to 1.95 thousand tons worth $0.15 million, including to Poland – $0.141 million, Moldova –  $0.007 million.

Coal stocks in Ukraine increased over the weekend.

As reported, DTEK began importing coal from Kazakhstan and Poland and is also negotiating with the United States.

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