Challenges facing Ukraine's metallurgical coal industry



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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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  • Domestic metallurgical demand reliant on imports…
  • …while domestic coke demand has languished
  • 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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