Uzbekistan's coal production decreases mildly in 1H2020
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
Coal production in Uzbekistan in the first half of 2020 decreased by 0.3 percent compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to 1.5 million tons, Trend reports to the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan.
In the second quarter of 2020, coal production in Uzbekistan decreased by 56 percent compared to the previous quarter to 461,400 tons and by 34.6 percent compared to the second quarter of 2019.
Coal mining in Uzbekistan is carried out by JSC Uzbekugol and JSC Shargunugol. The coal companies are managed by JSC Uzbekistan Railways.
Proven reserves of coal in Uzbekistan amount to about 1.9 billion tons, of which almost the entire volume belongs to lignite - 1.85 billion tons. Projected coal reserves are estimated at 4.7 billion tons.
Coal mining in Uzbekistan has decreased by three percent and made 4.05 million tons following the results of 2019 as compared to 2018 volumes.
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