In November this year, Ukrainian coal mining enterprises reduced coal output by 43.7% - to 4.1 million tonnes, against 7.3 million tonnes in November 2013.

According to the union, state-owned mines extracted 922,500 tonnes of coal last month, which is 2.3 times less than in November 2013.

It is also reported that coal production in January-November 2014 decreased by 19.1% compared to the same period last year, to 61.5 million tonnes, of which state mines account for 17.1 million tonnes, which is 21.6% down year-over-year.