Downward trend in coal prices occur, due to overproduction. Productions of coal in January-March 2012 have increased high, compared with same period last year. During the first three months of this year, coal production reached 102 million tones, higher than the same period last year by 90 million tons. Despite declining rates, employers are not cutting production ramped up even more. The rainy season also did not inhibit the production of coal.
Indonesian coal exports to these countries respectively 60 million tons this year. As a result, increased demand for coal and domestic coal production is greatly increased.