BOGOTA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Colombia’s coal output fell 6.95 percent to 21.4 million tonnes in the second quarter from a year earlier, the national mining agency said on Thursday.
The Andean nation, the world’s fifth-largest coal exporter, produced 23.07 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2016, the ministry said in a statement. The sector is seeking to produce 95 million tonnes this year.
The biggest players in Colombia’s coal industry are Drummond Co, Glencore Plc, Murray Energy Corp’s Colombia Natural Resources and Cerrejon, which is jointly owned by BHP Billiton , Anglo American PLC and Glencore. (Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)