L.S. Plakitkina, Yu.A. Plakitkin, K.I. Dyachenko
The article presents the analysis of coal exports of main coal producing countries and Russia in the period of 2000–2015. Detailed description is provided of coal exports from Australia, Indonesia, USA, China and Russia, as well as future development trends. The breakdown is presented of Russian coal exports and supply to the national market by application area in 2014 and 2015, as well as Russian coal exports by consumer country in 2015. Data is provided on coal export profiles of the main Russian coal basins and coalfield and major Russian coal producers in 2007–2015. The authors have also performed the analysis of the world market coal prices and the state-of-the art of the Russian and international coal exports and coal export development trends of future periods.