Colombia Coal Production Down 47% Year-on-Year in Third Quarter

Colombia, the world’s fifth-largest exporter, produced 82.2 million tonnes of coal in 2019. Major miners include Cerrejon, jointly owned by BHP Group, Anglo American Plc and Glencore Plc; Drummond; and Prodeco, a unit of Glencore.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The South American country produced 11 million tonnes of coal between July and September, down from 20.8 million tonnes in the year-ago period, the mines and energy ministry and national mining agency said in a joint statement.

The output figure is an improvement on production of 9.7 million tonnes in the second quarter, as many mines reduced operations. Colombia’s gradually loosened national lockdown was in place between March and the end of August.

Colombia produced 82.2 million tonnes of coal in 2019. Major miners include Cerrejon, jointly owned by BHP Group . . .

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