Internationally, lignite and asphaltite are defined as brown coal and classified within this context. In the monthly coal questionnaire, compiled by Eurostat from member countries, lignite and asphaltite come under the heading of “brown coal”. In addition, Eurostat started to assess deliveries to patent fuel plants under the heading of “deliveries to industry (without iron and steel industry)”.
Beginning of 2018, since the outcomes of “Monthly Solid Fuel Statistics” are disseminated to Eurostat, asphaltite is shown under lignite and deliveries to patent fuel plants are demonstrated under “deliveries to industry (without iron and steel industry).
The Revision Information Form regarding the revisions to be carried out in the current year for the statistics produced in the scope of this press release can be accessed from the link below.