Polish hard coal exports in 2013 will exceed imports for the first time in six years, analysts of Weglokoks, Poland's biggest coal exporter, said on Tuesday.
According to the Weglokoks CEO Jerzy Podsiadlo, it will be the first time since 2008 Poland will cease to be a net importer. Shipments are to reach 11 million tons while imports will remain below 10 million tons.
Poland became a net coal importer in 2008, with nearly 9.5 million tons. In 2007 imports were just 5.8 million tons. The imports peaked at 14.9 million tons in 2011.
Weglokoks is a Polish coal exporting company, the largest exporter of hard coal in Europe.