Turkey produces 5.5 mln tons of lignite in month

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Turkey’s marketable production of lignite stood at 5.5 million tons February and hard coal stood at 96,079 tons, as 339,104 tons of coke were derived from hard coal in February, according to April 29 data by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).

For the same month, deliveries, a figure that denotes the null magnitude, were 5.7 million tons for lignite, 3.1 million for hard coal and 423,256 tons for coke derived from hard coal.

The lowest ratio of marketable production to deliveries was in hard coal by 3.1 percent. This ratio was 80.1 percent for coke derived from hard coal and 96.8 percent for lignite.

Distribution of solid fuels according to a breakdown of main delivery places was 61.8 percent to thermal power plants, 18.4 percent to coking plants, 5 percent to iron and steel industry for hard coal, whereas 88.4 percent to thermal power plants, 7.7 percent to iron and steel industry for lignite and 96.1 percent to iron and steel industry for coke derived from hard coal.

Hurriyet Daily News

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