Russian Federation energy markets outlook H2 2015 - coal
Power generation remains the largest demand driver. The concentration of coal-fired generation is greater in the eastern regions and this will grow through the forecast as coal-fired capacity is built to meet power exports to China. Domestic production will continue to increase over the forecast predominantly from the Kuznetsk Basin as new projects come online offsetting closures at existing mines. Russia’s coal exports to China and the east are expected to increase whilst European demand remains constrained amidst tightening environmental regulation.