Reuters reported that Russian coking coal miner Raspadskaya said it produced 2.3 million metric tons (mt) of raw coal in the first quarter of 2013, a 42% year-on-year rise helped by increased capacity. The company, controlled by steelmaker Evraz, said sales of semi-hard coking coal rose 49%, year-on-year, to 1.4 million mt, while sales of hard coking coal fell 38% to 85,000 mt.