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Coal-mining industry of Ukraine decreased by almost a third

The Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry publishes reporting data for the first two months of this year on coal mining. It turned out that coal mining in Ukraine fell to a record low level. So, in comparison with the same period last year, the production of so-called raw coal has fallen by almost a third, namely by 27,6%. In absolute terms, this amounted to "minus" 2,03 th. Tons.

At the beginning of March 2018, coal production volumes for the indicated coal grade in Ukraine amounted to 5,334 thousand tons.

Reduced production and other types of coal. For energy grades - by 31,4%, for coking - by 6,6%.

This reduction leads to another round of problems with the lack of coal raw materials for Ukrainian thermal power plants, as well as for industry. Against this background, Kiev continues to report on the "achievement of a breakthrough" in the agreements with the United States. According to Poroshenko, American coal is "systematically shipped" to the territory of Ukraine, and this is "proof of the diversification of supply." At the same time, ships coming to the Black Sea from American ports were repeatedly noticed at the Novorossiysk sea port.

A few years ago, Ukraine was among the largest exporters of coal in Europe.
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  1. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 28 March 2018 10: 12
    If we take into account that statistics often breaks, then probably more smile They got it, but how much it got to the consumer.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 28 March 2018 10: 19
      I read somewhere that they came up with statistics for that: to hide the true picture. wink
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 28 March 2018 10: 34
      Gas (Russian) from Slovakia, coal from (LDN) from Pennsylvania USA, Ukrainians you screamed that the whole USSR was fed. repeat
      1. 210ox
        210ox 28 March 2018 11: 45
        I’ll say something ... Oh, and figs with him. The little girl died. The main thing is that at our place the industrial production grew at a good pace
        Quote: vlad66
        Gas (Russian) from Slovakia, coal from (LDN) from Pennsylvania USA, Ukrainians you screamed that the whole USSR was fed. repeat
    3. nod739
      nod739 29 March 2018 01: 08
      "In absolute terms, this amounted to minus 2,03 thousand tons."
      ordinary trains carry 3-5 thousand tons, i.e. Ukraine "did not deliver" 60 wagons of coal? what kind of nonsense? ... the so-called "journalists" write material about the "so-called" raw coal (which it really is called), without even trying to get into the essence of the information, and as always, millions are confused with thousands, and put in no village of the phrase "so-called ordinary coal" ... pah
      I’m silent that 27,06% is 2% more than FOUR, and they give out as THIRD
  2. oldzek
    oldzek 28 March 2018 10: 15
    and still they’ll call it a breakthrough! IMHO
  3. Altona
    Altona 28 March 2018 10: 23
    Most likely, part of the statistics went into the unaccounted for "gray" sector. Someone consumes coal from Lao PDR. In terms of business, hardly anything has changed. War is war, and the loot is scheduled.
  4. evil partisan
    evil partisan 28 March 2018 10: 33
    There is still a problem. In the modernization of mines in Volyn and the Dnipropetrovsk region. for the post-Soviet time not a penny was invested. Akhmetov in the Donbass was more or less invested in the modernization of mines. Now for Ukraine it is not. With all the wishes of the Ukrainian government to increase production, the existing mines will not be physically able to realize them: they would have kept the current production level! And about the working conditions and safety at these mines in Ukraine in general it was forbidden to speak. The last time this topic was widely discussed in Ukraine in 2016. Since then, silence ...
    1. gippernano
      gippernano 28 March 2018 10: 54
      Yes, I remember, the miners came to hold a meeting in Kyiv, swallowed the air of democracy, received helmets, and have not traveled since. It seems health is not something, breathe the air of democracy
  5. Dormidont
    Dormidont 28 March 2018 10: 41
    Because the South African coal is much cheaper
    1. gippernano
      gippernano 28 March 2018 10: 51
      so buy it for imported pennies, bring it to load, unload, store, transport, all the same money, if not at times big
    2. Slovak
      Slovak 28 March 2018 13: 35
      Quote: Dormidont
      Because the South African coal is much cheaper

      The main thing is that coal is not the price, but the quality characteristics - heat transfer, the content of volatiles, sulfur, etc. South Africa does not go close, the American is slightly better, but twice as bad as Donbass. Therefore, the Americans load the Far East and carry it under their own brand, or Donetsk in Novorossiysk. The same thing happens with the deliveries of American LNG to Europe - they bring Russian, on it walrus from good mattresses is more than twice
  6. gippernano
    gippernano 28 March 2018 10: 50
    I don’t understand how import hell knows where it can be more profitable from than its production. Moreover, the demand is not small. Purely some kind of perverse capitalism
  7. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 28 March 2018 10: 51
    There is no industry, and coal production is declining, since there is no one to sell it.
    1. Kerensky
      Kerensky 28 March 2018 13: 19
      Here, coal production is reduced, since there is no one to sell it.

      Here I agree completely. And the trouble is still on the verge, for it will plunder the production of metal. Already with might and main they are cheating, but it will continue ...
  8. Forcecom
    Forcecom 28 March 2018 13: 11
    So, in comparison with the same period last year, the production of so-called raw coal fell by almost a third, namely by 27,6%

    Well, actually a third is 33%, a quarter is 25% and 27,6% is more like "more than a quarter" than "almost a third", or is it from the series "to make it faster"? So VNA collapse from tsiferok in this article vryatli accelerate.
  9. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 28 March 2018 13: 53
    Something strange, some ... Ukraine mined only 5 tons of coal? It’s about nothing ... In Krasniy Luch a ton of coal costs 000 r, as far as I remember. If you count, then this is coal for only 2500 thousand dollars.
    1. alien308
      alien308 28 March 2018 19: 02
      Authors are alternatively talented. A comma is a separator for thousands, after three digits. One figure was rounded, it turned out nonsense. Not thousands, but millions of tons. It’s not enough anyway.