Coal production in Czechia down by 15 percent year-on-year

Coal production in Czechia recorded a significant drop in 2023. A total of 30.04 million tonnes of lignite and hard coal were mined last year, which is a 15 percent drop on 2022.

Traditionally, production has been driven mainly by lignite mining, which accounted for 95 percent of the total amount extracted. The production of coke has also declined, according to newly released data by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The decline in mining is linked to the government's plan to move away from burning coal in power and heating plants by 2033.

Author: Ruth Fraňková