Indonesia coal output seen nearly 500 million T in 2019: Industry body

December 18, 2018, 7:35 pm | Admin

JAKARTA: Indonesia is expected to produce between 480 million tonnes and 500 million tonnes of thermal coal in 2019, and an estimated 500 million tonnes this year, a leading industry association told reporters on Tuesday.

"There is a possibility that output next year will be flat," Indonesian Coal Mining Association chairman Pandu Sjahrir said.

However, among factors contributing to a possible decline in output are "uncertainties" surrounding the transfer of coal contract mining rights to new permit structures, Sjahrir said.

The government is also expected to make a decision in January on domestic market supply requirements for coal miners, he added.

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