JAKARTA, April 24 (Reuters) -
* Indonesia’s state-controlled coal miner PT Bukit Asam said on Wednesday its first-quarter coal output rose to 5.70 million tonnes from 5.28 million tonnes in the same quarter last year
* Coal sales in the first quarter rose to 6.65 million tonnes, from 6.30 million tonnes, it said in a statement.
* First-quarter profit fell 21 percent from a year ago to 1.14 trillion rupiah
* The average selling price fell 13 percent on an annual basis in the first quarter
* A fall in Asian coal prices in the first quarter had affected Bukit Asam’s financial performance, chief executive Arviyan Arifin told reporters.
* Australian thermal coal prices registered their biggest weekly fall in a decade in early April as demand plunged with the end of winter and amid worries over the strength of the global economy. (Reporting by Wilda Asmarini; writing by Fransiska Nangoy; editing by Richard Pullin)