Colombia’s coal production would fall by about 20 million tons

The economic crisis derived from the coronavirus and the world tendencies of decarbonisation would affect the production of the mineral in about 20 million tons.However, the outlook for metallurgical coal and coke mineral, which is mined in the interior of the country, is very different. “For this year we expect to reach 3.5 million tons of coke exports, approximately a 12% increase compared to 2019, due to the high global demand for steel and the reactivation of the industry”, Juan Manuel Sánchez Vergara, president of the National Federation of Coal Producers, said.

Source: Portafolio