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2017-2018: Coal India achieves highest ever production and offtake from sales records

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Indian state-controlled coal mining company Coal India Ltd (CIL) has achieved its highest ever production and offtake in 2017-18.

Production & Offtake

Coal Production for the period was 567.37 million t, the highest ever production with a growth of 2.39% over the previous year (PY 554.14 million t).

Coal Offtake was 580.29 million t, the highest ever offtake with a growth of 6.8% over the previous year (PY 543.32 million t).

Financial results

CIL recorded a Profit Before Tax of Rs. 10726 Crores for the year for FY 2017-18. This is after providing for one-time transitional effect of increase in gratuity ceiling from Rs. 10 Lac to 20 Lac amounting to Rs. 7384 Crores. The fourth quarter profits of FY 2017-18 stood at Rs. 1152 Crores after absorbing the aforesaid gratuity impact of Rs. 7384 Crores. The PBT for FY 2016-17 was Rs. 14446 crores and PBT for fourth quarter of FY 2016-17 was 4281 Crores.

Revenue from sales

CIL gross revenue from sales stood at an all-time high of Rs. 127162 Crores while the net revenue was 81729 Crores (net of excise duty) in FY 2017-18.


CIL paid an interim dividend at Rs. 16.50 per share amounting to Rs. 10242 Crores in the FY 2017-18. Government of India’s share was Rs. 8044.86 Crores. Dividend distribution tax of Rs. 2082 Crores was paid on dividend distribution.

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