Despite the recovering coal price, actual coal production in Indonesia remained relatively low up to the third quarter in 2017. Based on data from Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, national coal output reached 294.5 million tons up to 31 August 2017, roughly 62% of the full-year target (477 million tons) that was set by the Energy Ministry. Earlier, the Energy Ministry of Indonesia had already revised its full-year 2017 coal production target from 413 million tons to 477 million tons as the rising coal price was expected to cause a boost in production.