Coal production Through May 2020 reached 228 million tons. While the realization of the use of coal for domestic interests (Domestic Market Obligation / DMO) reached 53.55 million tons. This data was conveyed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
The Head of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Communication and Public Information and Cooperation Agency (KLIK) Agung Pribadi, explained that the production achievement was still on target. The government is still optimistic that it can meet the national production target in 2020 of 550 million tons.
"The realization of coal production until May 31 yesterday is still in line with the national coal production target in 2020, which reached 42% of the planned plan. The coal production projection until December 2020 is also expected to reach the target of 550 million tons, "said Agung.
While the realization of coal exports as of May 2020 reached 175.15 million tons, equivalent to USD 7.77 billion. The export volume prognosis for 2020 is set at 435 million tons.
Agung also explained that coal demand and trade in the international market in 2020 is expected to decrease due to the Covid pandemic19. At present, Indonesia is also exploring to export to several other developing countries.
"Exploring the coal export market to other developing countries, such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Pakistan. In addition, it will improve the efficiency of the coal supply chain of coal importing countries and conduct direct contracts or direct shipping to importing countries, "he concluded.
Source: Egenius Soda / Tambang
12 June 2020