Peat production in Russia and worldwide: Analysis of the peat industry in Russia and worldwide in 2000-2009.

 L. Plakitkina, P. Apukhtin

The authors analyze the state-of-the art of peat production in Russia and discuss the prospects of the country's peat sector development in the context of the worldwide peat production. The article contains data on the development of the key peat mining regions in the Russian Federation, economic estimates and analysis of peat mining and agglomeration in Russia. The analysis is also presented of the average annual prices for fuel and agricultural peat.