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Jakarta Post

Coal, nickel resilient as pandemic hits Indonesia’s 2020 mining output

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The pictured Pomalaa nickel smelter in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi, is operated by state-owned metal mining firm PT Aneka Tambang (Antam). (Antam/Antam)
Norman Harsono
Jakarta   ●   Wed, January 20, 2021

Indonesia’s mining production largely fell short of expectations last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, except for refined nickel and coal, which exceeded output plans.

Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data from Jan. 15 show that copper, gold, silver and tin production only reached between 75 percent and 98 percent of their respective targets. Meanwhile, coal and refined nickel production reached 102 percent and 137 percent, respectively.

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