A new record of coal imports to Poland
In the first ten months of 2018, coal imports to Poland exceeded 16 million tonnes - according to Eurostat data.
The vast majority of imported coal - 69 percent. - came from Russia.
Thus, the yearly record of coal imports from 2011, which amounted to 15 million tonnes of raw material, was also beaten.
The increase in imports is accompanied by a decline in coal mining in the country.
According to data from the Industrial Development Agency, from the beginning of 2018 until the end of November, Polish mines extracted in total about 58.6 million tons of coal, compared to nearly 60.4 million tons at the same time in 2017 (a decrease by approximately 1.8 million tons), and the volume of sales of this raw material amounted to approximately 57.8 million tonnes, against approx. 60.8 million tonnes in eleven months of 2017 (a decrease of approximately 3 million tonnes).