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Sakhalin set a record for coal mining in the region
Following the results of 2018, the coal industry of the Sakhalin region for the first time in history reached the production rate of almost 11 million tons. This was the region's record in the coal industry.
Compared to 2017, coal production increased by 40%, tax deductions of enterprises increased by one third. Sakhalin is now the leader in coal production and exports in the Far East.
According to the press service of the regional government, in 2018, coal on Sakhalin was mined by nine organizations in four municipalities. Uglegorsk region became the absolute leader, where over 8,8 million tons were mined - 80% of the total production in the region. This year, coal mines in Sakhalin are planning to reach 11,4 million tons.
Coal exports have increased significantly in the region. While in 2017, 7,5 million tons were exported, in 2018, more than 10 million tons were exported. Coal was supplied to China, Thailand and South Korea.