This year’s coal production in Indonesia is likely to top last year’s figure of 461 million metric tons (mt), according to Indonesian Investments. Coal production in 2018 may also exceed the production quota that was set by the Indonesian government as the nation’s coal miners are eager to boost coal production amid stronger coal prices. Through the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, the Indonesian government targets a total coal production figure of 485 million mt in full-year 2018. The key reason why the government wants to limit coal production is to safeguard enough supplies for future use, especially for domestic use.
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