We have been collecting coal stocks or inventory data and establishing sampling sites for a long time. Our sampling system now covers not only coal mines, but also transfer areas (e.g. distribution centers and loading/unloading ports) and end users (e.g. power plants and steel mills). Their coal stocks combined account for over 40% of China’s total coal stocks on average.
Stockpile, as the dynamic balance of market supply and demand, is the best and most sensitive indicator to market fluctuations. By analyzing changes of coal stocks at production, transfer and consumption areas and taking reference from historical stock-price correlation, you are expected to gain a better idea about the price trend over the short term.
Coking coal stocks
Thermal coal stocks