Indonesia Coal Exports Surge in 2021 – Indonesia Coal Export Outlook

24 August 2021
Indonesia Export Data

Coal is a brownish-black sedimentary or combustible black rock, formed as rock strata called coal seams. It is mostly carbon with variable amounts of other elements mainly nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur and hydrogen. In terms of international trade, the world’s largest exporter of coal is Australia, followed by Indonesia and Russia. China, Japan, India and South Korea are top importers of coal around the globe. In this article, you will learn about Indonesian coal export market, which continues to surge in 2021.


Indonesia Coal Exports 2021


Indonesian coal shipments in first six months of 2021 stood at 203.2mt. As per Indonesia export data of coal, Indonesian coal shipments in June 2021 stood at 35.3mt. Indonesia saw a record jump in exports of coal during Jan-Jun 2021. Look at latest stats of Indonesian coal exports and analyse yourself. 



Month

Value USD Million

Jan

985

Feb

999

Mar

1,172

Apr

1,197

May

1,287

Jun

1,404

 


Indonesian coal exports benefited from increase in demand from India & China


India and China accounted for over 50% to total coal exports from Indonesia. The surge in Indonesian coal shipments to China is an attempt to build stocks ahead of the peak season coupled with an ongoing informal ban on imports of Australian coal. Indian shipments declined as buyers increased their reliance on Australian thermal coal.  


Indonesian coal exports rose in first six months of 2021 led by strong Indian demand. Coal suppliers in Indonesia are expected the momentum in shipments to continue in later half this year, helping the country to meet its output target.


Coal exports from Indonesia to China increased in initial months of 2021 but eased slightly from year-earlier levels. The rise in coal exports underscores steady demand from Chinese utilities to meet an expected rise in power demand during the peak summer months.


Indonesia Coal Exports by Destination Country


Indonesian coal exports to Indian & China accounted for over 50% of total Indonesian coal export during Jan-Jun 2021. Shipments to South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan stood at 20% to total coal exports from Indonesia. On year-on-year basis, there was an increase in shipments to China (87.5mt) and Taiwan (11.6mt), while declined to Japan (10.5mt), South Korea (9.1mt) and Malaysia (11.7mt). Shipments to India were mostly flat and stood at previous levels of 42.0mt.


Indonesia export statistics of coal show Indonesia’s top 10 export destinations accounted for 94.9% to overall value of shipments in first six months of 2021.



Country

Value USD %

India

27.1

China

26.1

Philippines

9.6

Malaysia

9.1

South Korea

5.7

Vietnam

5.5

Thailand

3.7

Taiwan

3.6

Japan

2.5

Bangladesh

2.0

 


Indonesia Coal Exports by Port


The highest number of coal shipments was departed from Samarinda Temindung U port during Jan-Jun 2021, which shared 13.8% value to total number of coal shipments. Indonesia’s top 10 ports handled 57.7% of coal export traffic in the said period. See value in percentile of Indonesia coal exports by port reported in first six months of 2021.



Indonesian Port

Value USD %

Samarinda Temindung U

13.8

Banjarmasin

9.0

Tanjung Bara Kl

8.0

Berau

7.3

Balikpapan Sepinggan U

6.3

Palembang Sm Badaruddin U

4.4

Guangdong

2.7

Tarakan U

2.5

Satui

1.9

Mundra Port Sez

1.8

 


Indonesian Coal Producers Upbeat Despite Covid-19


Indonesia’s coal mining industry continues to grow, despite Covid-19 cases reaching to producing areas in east Kalimantan province. The members of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) already developed action plans last year to continue with the coal production while combating with the coronavirus pandemic. These include strict and frequent temperature checks and offsite quarantine facilities for workers that are suspected to have contracted the virus.


According to Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Indonesia produced about 292.87mt of coal in the first half of 2021. The government is targeting exports of 487.5mt this year. 


Indonesia is targeting coal output of 609 million tonnes in 2021, up from last year’s output target of 550 million tonnes. The Indonesian government also targeting 441 million tonnes of coal exports this year. Indonesia’s Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani on 28th June 2021 presented to parliament major amendments to Indonesian main tax law to increase government revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


These are excerpts with stats from our Indonesia coal export report to give you an overview of Indonesian coal market. Get the complete Indonesia export data of coal with list of Indonesian suppliers of coal and actual shipment details for gaining better Indonesia coal export outlook.

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