Sales volumes review

In 2019, the Group’s coal products sales rose by 3% to 17.6 million tonnes, mainly due to higher production volumes at the Raspadskaya-Koksovaya, Uskovskaya and Alardinskaya mines.

Inter-segment coal products sales increased by 8% to 6.6 million tonnes, as EVRAZ focuses on maximising supplies to the Group. Total external coal products sales remained at the level of the previous year of 11.1 million tonnes.

Export sales moved up just by 1% to 7.7 million tonnes in 2019. EVRAZ significantly rose its supplies to Asian countries by 12%, meanwhile this growth was offset by lower sales to Europe.

On the domestic market, EVRAZ remains the leading coking coal producer with an average 22% market share in all coal grades.

EVRAZ market share in Russia’s high-vol coking coal grades, %
Sales volumes of Coal segment, ‘000 tonnes
2019 2018 Change, %
Coal products, external sales 11,053 11,048 0.0
Coking coal 2,211 1,690 30.8
Coal concentrate and other products 8,841 9,323 (5.2)
Steam coal 1 35 (97.1)
Coal products, inter-segment sales 6,569 6,016 9.2
Coking coal 2,044 1,863 9.7
Coal concentrate 4,525 4,153 9.0
Total, coal products 17,622 17,064 3.3