Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
In January-October 2018, the production of coal, including lignite and coal concentrate, in Kazakhstan reached 95.2 million tons, which is 5.6 percent more than in the same period last year, Energyprom.kz reported.
Coal mining is focused in two key regions – Pavlodar (56.8 million tons, almost 60 percent of the total production) and Karaganda (31.8 million tons, 33.4 percent).
Such large enterprises as Bogatyr Komir, Gamma and Maikuben West are engaged in coal mining in Pavlodar region, and Shubarkol Komir, ArcelorMittal Temirtau operate in Karaganda region.
In the first 10 months of 2018, coking coal was produced in the amount of 8,9 million tons (a 0,2 percent growth), while thermal coal was mined in the volume of 70,6 million tons (a 5,4 percent increase).
According to the results of the first three quarters of 2018, Kazakh coal miners completely cover the demand for lignite, and by 99.4 percent — for coal.
Sales in the domestic market grew by 17.8 percent for lignite and 14.1 percent for coal. At the same time, lignite exports grew slightly by 1.3 percent, while coal exports fell by 17.6 percent.
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