Mechel has gradually increased sales of its coal in India. In 2014, the joint venture plans to market a total of 250,000 metric tons (mt) of anthracites, which will make up 20% of India’s anthracite market. “The Indian market, where demand for coal continues to grow, is of strategic interest to us. Experts estimate that by 2020, India will be importing up to 120 million mt of coking coal of various grades. Considering the favorable forecasts for the future, Mechel’s efforts are aimed not only at building up stable ties directly with all kinds of clients, but also at setting up necessary infrastructure,” said Mechel Mining Management Co. CEO Pavel Shtark.