Increase in Far Eastern demand led Russian coal producers to increase coal output in October. Russian coal production increased to 36.5m tonnes in October, up 3.7% m-o-m and up 9.1% y-o-y. This takes the coal output to 336.3m tonnes over the Jan.-Octo. period, up 21.4m tonnes or 6.8% y-o-y.
Coal exports also increased to 16.5m tonnes, up 5% m-o-m and up 16.5% y-o-y. Russia exported 155.3m tonnes of coal over the first 10 months of the year, up 19.3m tonnes or 14.2% y-o-y.
Russian power generation totalled 91.1TWh in October, up 11.1% m-o-m but still was 2.1% lower y-o-y. This takes the power output to 873.1TWh, up 0.7% y-o-y.
Source: Ministry of Energy