KEMEROVO, February 10. /TASS/. Russia’s coal producers expect an increase in coal exports of 10 mln tonnes to 175 mln tonnes this year, an expert of Energy Ministry’s Department of coal mining and peat industry Valery Grishin said Friday.
"In 2017, we expect an increase of 10 mln tonnes," he said, adding that last year’s coal exports amounted to 165 mln tonnes.
Overall, coal production totaled 385 mln tonnes in 2016.