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Kazakhstan's 2020 coal extraction volume exceeds plan

Business Materials 19 January 2021 16:57
Kazakhstan's 2020 coal extraction volume exceeds plan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

Kazakhstan has extracted 109.2 million tons of coal in 2020, which is slightly more than the plan of 107.2 million tons for the year, Trend reports citing Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.

Thus, 58.8 million tons of the extracted coal were supplied to the energy-producing ventures of the country, which is 2.6 percent more than in 2019. Some 5.6 million tons were supplied to the country’s industrial ventures, whereas 10.6 million tons were used for utilities. Coal export was 29.3 million tons.

In accordance with Kazakhstan’s plan of the needs of coal products for public utility needs and the population for the period 2020-2021, the consumption volume amounted to about 10 million tons, of which about 2.8 million tons account for the utility sector, and 7.2 million tons account for the needs of the population.

As of January 15, 2021, the provision of coal reserves in relation to the general plan is 93.4 percent on the utility sector; 99.5 percent on the needs of the population.

Akimats (administrative centers) of Aktobe, Almaty, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar regions, and the cities of Almaty and Shymkent fully ensured the supply of coal for the utility sector.

In turn, akimats of West Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Akmola, East Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Zhambyl, Pavlodar regions, cities of Shymkent, Almaty, and Nur-Sultan fully meet the coal supplies plan for the population.

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