MOSCOW, January 3. /TASS/. Coal production in Russia in 2018 increased by 5.9% year-on-year to 433.4 mln tonnes, according to the Central Dispatching Department of Fuel Energy Complex (CDU TEK).

Coal exports rose by 2.6% to 191 mln tonnes in the reporting period.

Deliveries of Russian coal to the domestic market rose by 4.3% to 372.3 mln tonnes in the last year. Coal imports dropped by 6.3% to 21.7 mln tonnes in 2018.

Production of the largest coal companies in the reporting period amounted to: SUEK – 110.1 mln tonnes of coal (+2.2%), Kuzbassrazrezugol (part of UMMC) – 44.9 mln tonnes (down 3%), Southern Kuzbass (Mechel affiliate) – 6.9 mln tonnes (-15.2%), Vostsibugol – 15.5 mln tonnes (+12%), and Yakutugol (affiliated with Mechel) – 7 mln tonnes (-16.2%).

Raspadskaya Coal Company reduced production by 6.3% annually to 10.3 mln tonnes on its Novokuznetsk site and boosted it by 11.4% to 12.7 mln tonnes on its Mezhdurechensk site.

Electricity

Russia lowered electricity exports by 1.7% year-on-year to 20 bln kWh in 2018, according to the Central Dispatching Department of Fuel Energy Complex (CDU TEK).

Electricity exports surged 34.6% to 2.1 bln kWh in December 2018.

At the same time, the decline of electricity exports to the CIS countries amounted to 41.2% year-to-date and reached 4.2 bln kW/h; this figure rose by 6.3% to 0.5 bln kW/h over last December.

Electricity imports declined by 30.2% to 4.2 bln kWh in 2018.

Electricity generation in Russia in 2018 increased by 1.7% year-on-year to 1.1 trillion kWh, according to the Central Dispatching Department of Fuel Energy Complex (CDU TEK).

Electric power generation rose by 4.9% year-on-year to 107.7 bln kWh in December 2018.

Electricity generation in the United Energy System (UES) of Russia added 1.7% and reached 1.07 trillion kWh in 2018 and increased by 4.9% to 105.6 bln kWh over last December.

Electricity consumption rose 1.6% and reached 1.07 trillion kWh in the last year. Consumption volumes grew by 4% to 105.6 bln kWh in December 2018.

Heat generation fell by 1.8% year-on-year to 467.4 mln Gcal in 2018 but showed an increase by 3% last December to 64.2 mln Gcal.

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