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August 11, 2008

Indonesia coal exports in July top $453m
Indonesia’s coal exports in July reached 10.334 million tons, worth $453.028 million, said the country’s news agency Antara on Sunday.

Antara quoted Hartojo Agus Tjahjono, Indonesia’s director for mining and industrial product exports of the Trade Ministry, as saying on Sunday that his office obtained the data from a

surveyor’s mining export verification report conducted in July 5-31.

The Trade Ministry has previously issued a regulation requiring the verification of all mining product exports, except oil and gas. The regulation was issued on May 5 and came into

effect on July 5.

He said that the regulation was issued to prevent illegal exports of mining product and to reduce damages to the environment.

Based on the data, many of the coal exports were shipped for Asian countries such as South Korea, the Philippines, Japan, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan ad Thailand. The coals were

also exported to Italy.

The data also showed that Indonesia’s mining product exports in July 2008 totaled $811.596 million.

China was the only export destination for Indonesia’s several mining products such as iron ores, lead ores, zinc ores and chromium ores.

In July, Indonesia exported 413,657.08 nickel ores worth $14.5 million to Japan and 1.059 million tons of aluminum ores valued at $7.4 million to Singapore.

Indonesia also shipped 239.8 million tons of manganese ores worth $1.7 million to China and India and 118,060.16 tons of lead ores worth $285.5 million to China, Japan and South Korea.

The value of Indonesia’s non-oil and gas exports in 2007 stood at $92 billion, of which mineral product exports were recorded at $12 billion.

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