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Colombia Coal Output Up 3% in First Quarter



May 17, 2017 - Colombia's coal output rose 3% to 22.2-million tonnes in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 2016, the national mining agency said in a statement on Tuesday.


The Andean nation, the world's fifth-largest coal exporter, produced 21.5-million tonnes in the same period a year ago, the ministry said. The sector is seeking to produce 95-million tonnes this year.


The biggest players in Colombia's coal industry are Drummond, Glencore, Murray Energy's Colombia Natural Resources, and Cerrejon, which is jointly owned by BHP Billiton, Anglo American and Glencore.