According to data released by the Polish Central Statistical Office, in May, Poland’s coal production was only 3.2 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 39.5% and a month-on-month decrease of 24.8%. The decline in coal production was mainly due to the spread of COVID - 19, which caused a severe blow to the country’s coal industry.
Affected by the epidemic, Polish coal production is expected to decline more significantly in June. In order to control the spread of the epidemic, Poland closed 12 coal mines in early June for a period of 3 weeks. During the shutdown, these coal mines continued to carry out safety maintenance work.
Data show that from January to May this year, Polish coal production totaled 22.7 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 13.4%.