Russia keeps coal production outlook for 2016 at 390 mln tonnes

Russia’s Energy Ministry is keeping its 2016 coal production outlook at 390 mln tonnes (4% increase), Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Friday.

Russia’s Energy Ministry is keeping its 2016 coal production outlook at 390 mln tonnes (4% increase), Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Friday.

"We expect production at around 390 mln tonnes of coal versus 373 (mln tonnes - TASS) last year," he said.

According to Yanovsky, the Energy Ministry wants to retain the coal export dynamics in 2016.

"In Russia we have an average of 6% (per six months - TASS)," he said.

As was reported earlier Russia’s coal export may increase by 6% this year to 165 mln tonnes compared with 2015 (156 mln tonnes).

First published by TASS.

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