Colombia coal miner Cerrejon production falls 52% in 2020; Exports down 48%, lowest in 18 years

Colombian coal miner Cerrejon’s production and export levels fell in 2020 due to lower demand, price declines, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and a three-month strike which paralyzed operations, the company said on Wednesday. The miner produced 12.4 million tonnes of coal in 2020, down almost 52% from the 25.8 million tonnes it produced in 2019. Exports fell 48.2% from 26.3 million tonnes in 2019 to 13.6 million tonnes in 2020, the lowest level in the last 18 years.

Source: Mining Weekly