MOSCOW Jan 16 Russian coking coal miner
Raspadskaya said on Thursday it produced 7.8 million
tonnes of coal in 2013, a 12 percent rise, and forecast a
possible significant increase in output this year.
The company, controlled by steelmaker Evraz, said
output fell 8 percent month-on-month in December to 1.8 million
tonnes due to maintenance at two of its mines.
"The production plan for 2014 sees the possibility of
increasing coal output by 40 percent compared with 2013,"
General Director Gennady Kozovoy said in a statement, adding
that the plans partly depended on the firm gaining state
approval for its development programmes.