Friday, 18 May 12 EXPORT TAX WILL ERODE PROFITS, INDONESIAN COAL EXEC COMPLAINS - THE JAKARTA GLOBE
The Jakarta Globe reported that, A 20 percent export duty the government has imposed on 14 mineral ore products will not only take a toll on mining companies’ profits but also cause problems in the domestic market, which won’t be able to absorb all the output, a mining executive said.
Ray Antonio Gunara, president director of Harum Energy (HRUM), a coal mining and logistics company with operations in East Kalimantan, said that his business already had to pay a 13.5 percent royalty and that the additional 20 percent would only cut deeper into its profit margin.
“If the policy is really implemented, it would mean that besides of the 13.5 percent royalty obligation, we will also have to pay another 20 percent to the government and therefore we will only get about 70 percent of sales,” Ray said.
The new rule — moved up to this year from 2014 — bans shipments of unprocessed gold, silver, platinum, copper, lead, nickel, zinc, iron ore and sand iron, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, bauxite and antimony in a bid to boost value-added products.
The government has made exceptions for miners that plan to build smelters. They will be taxed at an average of 20 percent on ore exports.
Some companies may end up holding back ore shipments if the new levy makes mining unprofitable and might focus instead on building smelters or selling domestically.
Ray said if wouldn’t be easy for sales to shift to the domestic market because its absorption rate was much smaller than the export market. Currently around 90 percent of mining products are exported.
However, Herman Afif Kusumo, head of the Indonesia Mining Community Presidium (MPI), said 20 percent was an acceptable level that local mining concerns could still afford. The new taxes were needed to prevent the rapid overexploitation of Indonesia’s natural resources, he said. Source: The Jakarta Globe
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