In its fourth quarter earnings statement, Russian steelmaker Severstal report a decrease in pig iron and steel production, but the company said its sales of coking coal from Vorkutaugol increased by 2% to 3.37 million metric tons (mt) in 2018. The company said it plans to grow production volumes of clean coking coal to approximately 5.6 million mt per year (mt/y) at the Vorkutaugol mine and plans to ramp-up Yakovlevskiy mine to approximately 5 million mt/y per year in 2023, which will result in a higher level of vertical integration.
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