According to information provided by the Central Statistical Office – Hard coal production in Poland in April fell by 20.6 percent compared to the same month a year earlier and amounted to 4,241 thousand. tone. Compared to March this year. Hard coal production fell by 16.3 percent, while in January-April production dropped by 6.8 percent. yoy to 19,511 thousand tone.
At the same time, lignite production in Poland in April fell by 9.1 percent. compared to the same month last year and amounted to 3,430 thousand tone. Compared to March this year. lignite production increased by 3.7 per cent. In January-April, production dropped by 15.9 per cent. yoy to 14,548 thousand tone.
April remains the weakest month this year when it comes to coal mining in Poland. The main reason is the epidemic of coronavirus, which significantly affected the functioning of the mines. Throughout the past year, Polish mines mined nearly 62 million tons of hard coal. Production for 2019 was assumed at 65.5 million tons.