Russian coal output increased to 34.6Mt in September, up 8.9% y-o-y

Russian electricity generation remained steady in September at 81.4TWh, down by 0.7% m-o-m but still was marginally higher by 0.9% y-o-y. Power generation increased to 781.4TWh over the first 9 months of the year, up 1% y-o-y.

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Coal production increased to the highest level since December ’16 at 34.6m tonnes, up 4.4% m-o-m and up 8.9% y-o-y.  Coal supply to the domestic market increased to 29.3m tonnes, up 3.2% m-o-m and up 11.4% y-o-y. Coal exports totalled 15.3m tonnes, down 2.2% m-o-m but still were 9.8% higher y-o-y.

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Russian coal output increased to 298.7m tonnes over the Jan.-Sept. period, up 17.7m tonnes or 7.3% y-o-y. Domestic coal supply increased to 259.1m tonnes, up 17.7m tonnes or 7.3% y-o-y.  Coal shipments increased to 137.1m tonnes, up 15.2m tonnes or 12.5% y-o-y.

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Source: Ministry of Energy