Abundant Production, But RI Imports Millions Of Tons Of Coal You Know..

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – In the midst of Indonesia’s abundant coal supply, where more than 500 million tons of coal are produced annually, and even about 70% are exported, in fact Indonesia is still importing coal.

Based on data from the Handbook of Energy and Economic Statistics of Indonesia 2020 released by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Indonesia imported 8.76 million tons of coal in 2020, up 18.5% compared to imports in 2019 which were recorded at 7. 39 million tons.

In fact, in terms of national coal production, in 2020 production was recorded at 563.73 million tons, down 8.5% compared to production in 2019 which reached 616.16 million tons.

Meanwhile, coal exports in 2020 were reported to reach 405.05 million tons, down 11% from 2019 exports which amounted to 405.05 million tons.

The sources of this data are said to come from the Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Ministry of Trade and the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) for coal import data.

There is no detailed explanation as to why coal imports continue to increase. However, for coal produced in the country, it is a type of “steam coal“.

As is known, Indonesia is the third largest coal producer in the world, after China and India. China produced 3.9 billion tonnes of coal in 2020, and India reached 756.5 million tonnes.

Based on the Hand Book of Energy & Economic Statistics of Indonesia 2020, Indonesia’s coal resources as of December 2020 were recorded at 143.73 billion tons. Meanwhile, coal reserves are 38.81 billion tons.

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