Bosnia and Herzegovina, Country exported 125,000 tons of coal

, SEE Energy News

In the first six months of 2022, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) exported 125,000 tons of coal, which is by 47,600 tons more compared to the same period last year, when 77,354 tons were exported.

This would be a great success for BiH coalmining sector if the country was not in the middle of energy crisis and global panic where most of the countries are frantically preparing for the upcoming winters in fear of energy restrictions.

In the first half of the year, most of the lignite was exported to Serbia – 109,214 tons, although in the first six months of 2021 exports to Serbia amounted to 46,842 tons. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic previously said that the country is lacking 4 million tons of coal and plan to purchase the majority of that coal from BiH, which is why no lignite is available for domestic purchase in the past two months.

Second on the list is Croatia with 1,065 tons in the first half of 2022, compared to 665 tons last year. Hungary imported 303 tons of Bosnian lignite, compared to just 26 tons last year.

Slovenia is currently not on this list, but it will soon be among the biggest buyers of Bosnian coal, after the recent sale of 100,000 tons from the Prijedor coalmine for the needs of Slovenian thermal power plant Sostanj.

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