18.9mln tones coal imported in 2021

ISLAMABAD, Jun 9 (APP): The domestic coal production figured around 9.3 million tones and about 18.9 million tones were imported during fiscal year of 2021.
According to the economic survey issued here on Thursday, during July-Feb FY2022, the import of coal stood at 12.21 million metric tons.
The consumption of coal in cement and other industry has significantly declined from 37.6 percent July-March FY2021 to 24.1 percent during July-March FY2022.
The consumption of coal has increased from 19.7 percent in July-March FY2021 to 31.4 percent during July-March FY2022.
Power sector uses most of the coal and the share has increased to 44.5 percent during July-March FY2022 from 42.7 percent during the corresponding period last year.