Poland’s coal sales rise in February: report

Polish mines sold 4.7 mln tonnes of coal in February 2021, an increase from the 4.32 mln tonnes in the previous month and 4.18 mln tonnes in February last year, the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) reported.

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Coal production also increased month on month, to 4.6 mln tonnes in February 2021 from 4.44 mln tonnes in January 2021. However, coal production in the same month last year was higher, reaching 4.96 tonnes.

Coal inventory decreased in February 2021 to 6 mln tonnes from 6.18 mln tonnes a month before and from 7.08 mln in the previous year.

Prices of hard coal for the Polish power industry edged up by 0.8 percent month on month in February, while the prices of heating coal increased by 3 percent, the agency said. Compared to the previous year, the prices went down by 3.1 and 1.7 percent, respectively.

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