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Moldova

Moldova is poor in natural resources, including coal - it has no actual coalmines now; however 4 lignite deposits have been discovered recently in the southern part of Moldova.

Moldova imports thermal coal for its power plants and boilers - mainly from Ukraine. As the country's power plants work mainly in natural gas the thermal coal import is low and counts for only 130-150 ktpa.

The area's single crude steel producer (Moldova Steel Works, located in the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic) utilizes EAF/scrap technology and uses coke as additive; the mill has no coke-chemical workshop and thus doesn't import coking coal - but it buys Ukraine's coke in small volumes.

Note: not disputing Transnistria's legal status and international recognition, we provide figures with inclusion of Transnistria.

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