Indonesia Jan coal, copper exports fall


Kalimantan Coal

JAKARTA, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s coal exports were estimated to have fallen 35 percent in January from the previous month, while copper exports slumped 88 percent, trade ministry data showed on Wednesday.

No explanation for the declines were provided by the ministry.

Indonesia, the world’s largest thermal coal producer, exported an estimated 8.82 million tonnes of coal in January, compared to 13.51 million tonnes in December, the trade ministry said.

Indonesia expects to produce 225 million tonnes of coal this year, unchanged from 2008, the energy and mines ministry has said previously.

Indonesia also exported 26,374.26 tonnes of copper ore and concentrates in January, down from from 227,295 tonnes in December, the ministry said. (Reporting by Yayat Supriatna, writing by Fitri Wulandari, editing by Sara Webb)

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