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Economy, Mining

Belitung, Java Sea, Borneo, total output, Sumatra

Mining, especially of tin, bauxite, nickel, copper, coal, manganese, and iron ore, supplies about 10 percent of Indonesia’s GDP. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of tin, with production in 2000 of 48,000 metric tons of concentrate. Most of the tin reserves are located on the islands of Bangka and Belitung and in the Java Sea between Sumatra and Borneo.

Bauxite production totals 1,012,054 metric tons of concentrate per year. Coal yields are 65 million metric tons annually. Since the mid-1980s, Indonesia has expanded its output of precious metals, especially gold. The largest share of the total output of 125 metric tons in 2000 came from a single mine in Papua.

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Belitung, Java Sea, Borneo, total output, Sumatra, bauxite, iron ore, manganese, nickel, largest share, coal, Papua, copper, Indonesia, gold, year, production


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