According to Metal Expert, a total of 18.6 million tons of coal were sent to Ukrainian thermal power plants in 2020, which is 24% less than a year earlier. Including deliveries from the domestic market amounted to 16.2 million tons (-18%), from the external market – 2.4 million tons (-49%). It should be noted that the imported fuel is almost completely represented by anthracite and the T brand from Russia.
Shipments of raw materials for coking and PCI coal for metallurgists remained at the level of last year – 17 million tons. The majority of the products – 13.3 million tons (-1%) - are from Russia, Kazakhstan, the USA, Poland and the Czech Republic. Local coal mining companies provided 3.8 million tons (+4%).