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Challenges facing Ukraine's metallurgical coal industry


Challenges facing Ukraine's metallurgical coal industry

Report summary

In early-2013, metallurgical coal and coke import quotas were proposed by the Ukrainian government, in a deliberate attempt to shore up the domestic mining industry and offer relief to local producers.  The Ukrainian mining industry has long suffered from low productivity, high costs, mass inefficiencies, a poor safety record and, crucially, poor qualities, resulting in higher feed-costs than most into the steel sector, and a reliance on subsidies.  As a result, Ukrainian steelmakers have...

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  • Executive Summary
  • Metallurgical import quotas introduced for 2013, albeit watered down
  • Can Ukraine’s demand growth aspirations be realized with stronger quotas in place?
    • Total reserves - poor quality and at great depth
    • Production - declining sharply for coking coal
    • Costs - uncompetitive globally, low productivity is the major driver
    • Future projects - limited to one project

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Metallurgical import quotas introduced for 2013, albeit watered down
    • Domestic metallurgical demand reliant on imports…
    • …while domestic coke demand has languished
  • Can Ukraine’s demand growth aspirations be realized with stronger quotas in place?
    • Ukraine: Crude Steel Production and Hot Metal Demand Growth (Mt)
    • Marketable coal production in the Ukraine: thermal expansion as metallurgical coal has waned
    • Marketable coking coal production (excl. PCI) in Ukraine, million tonnes (Mt)
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