Indonesia's Amman Mineral to cut copper concentrate exports, boost local sales

Indonesian copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara said on Tuesday it expects to export about 236,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2019, below its export quota, as it increases supplies to a local smelter.

JAKARTA, June 18 (Reuters) - Indonesian copper miner Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara said on Tuesday it expects to export about 236,000 tonnes of copper concentrate in 2019, below its export quota, as it increases supplies to a local smelter.

"This year Amman will supply more copper concentrates to Gresik smelter than last year. Amman will supply concentrates to Gresik of about 100,000 tonnes versus about 20,000 tonnes last year," Chief Executive Rachmat Makkasau told reporters.

Amman Mineral is expected to produce 336,000 tonnes of copper this year, the bulk of which will be exported to the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea.

(Reporting by Wilda Asmarini; writing by Tabita Diela; editing by Richard Pullin)

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