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Ukraine boosts coal imports by 1.6 times in first three months of 2018
14:00, 10 April 2018

Ukraine boosts coal imports by 1.6 times in first three months of 2018

Ukraine has earlier announced its plans to boost coal imports to 5,668,500 tons in 2018.

14:00, 10 April 2018

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Ukraine imported 5.746 million tons of coal and anthracite (foreign business code 2701) between January and March of the current year. This demonstrates an increase of 57.6% in annual terms, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the imports of coal were accumulatively worth $760.468 million, which represents 33.5% over the same period in the previous year, when it stood at $569.63 million.

The Russian Federation supplied most of the imported coal (62.12%), worth $472.4 million. The rest of the imports originated from the United States of America (28.92%) and Canada (6.36%).

 

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Nevertheless, in the period between January-March 2018, Ukraine exported 43,338 tons of coal and anthracite, worth $7.8 million. Particularly, $4.6 million worth of coal were shipped to Russia, whereas $3.2 million worth of coal went to Slovakia.

Ukraine has earlier announced its plans to boost coal imports by 11.3% (or 573.9 tons) against the 2017 figure, up to 5,668,500 tons. This would include 4,881,500 tons from Russia, 664,000 from the United States, and 123,000 from South Africa.

 

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