Ukraine raised coal production approximately 3.6% year-on-year in January to October to 62 million metric tons (mt). According to Interfax, coking coal production fell 7.8% to 19.9 million mt, but steam coal rose 10.1% to 42 million mt. Coal production in Ukraine rose 7% in 2009 compared with 2008 to 72.2 million mt, including 25.5 million mt of coking coal, down 4.3%, and 46.7 million mt of steam coal down by 8.4%.