The Economic Unian reported Ukraine spent $760.5 million on coal imports in the first quarter of 2018, a 33.3% year-over-year increase, according to the Economic Unian, citing figures from the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. Coal imports mostly originated from Russia ($472.4 million), followed by the United States ($219.9 million) and Canada ($48.4 million). The imported tonnage was believed to be 5.7 million metric tons (mt). UNIAN reported earlier, production of thermal and coking coal in Ukraine in 2017 shrank to 34.9 million mt, a 14.6% decrease compared to 2016.
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