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Jakarta Post

Coal production may reach 370 million tons this year

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, September 23 2011   /  08:00 am

Given current production trends, Indonesian coal output may reach 370 million tons by the end of this year, if rainfall is not too excessive during the final three months, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) announced.

The association said that from January to August, the country’s coal production had already reached 235 million tons. Earlier estimates had targeted this year’s coal production to between 340 million and 360 million tons.

“If between October and December, rainfall is high, total production may be around 340 million. But if everything goes to plan, production may nudge 370 million tons,” APBI’s chairman Bob Kamandanu told reporters on the sidelines of the Indonesian Mining Conference & Exhibition 2011 in Jakarta on Thursday.

In 2011, Bob predicted that around 65 million tons of coal would be sold to the domestic market through t...