From January to May, Ukraine increased coal imports by 42.9% or 2.8 million metric tons (mt) compared to the same period in 2017, to 9.2 million mt. According to government records, the coal imports cost $1.2 billion, which is 20.6% more than in January to May 2017 ($1 billion).

During that timeframe, according to the Kyiv Post, Ukraine imported coal from Russia, $827 million (66.2% of imports); the United States, $344 million (27.51%); Canada for $48.4 million (3.87%); and other countries for $30.3 million (2.42%).
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