The Siberian Coal Energy Co. (SUEK), the largest coal producer in Russia, reported 55.6 million metric tons (mt) of coal for the first half of 2018, representing a 4% increase over the same period in 2017. Sales volumes during the period increased by 12% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 59.9 million mt of coal.

SUEK’s international sales reached 28.6 million mt of coal for the first six months of the year, representing a 6% growth year-on-year. The core directions of international sales were South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Vietnam, Spain and Morocco. Domestic sales growth was 18% year-on-year to 31.3 million mt of coal, 25.8 million of mt of which were shipped to power generating companies.

SUEK owns 26 coal mining operations, nine wash plants and processing facilities, three ports, transportation and service facilities in eight regions of Russia.