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China's import thermal coal market downturn accelerates

2018-03-16 17:03:00 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

Prices decline in China's import thermal coal market has accelerated, as miners and traders lowered offer prices to boost sales amid ...

Spot thermal coal price decrease slows at N. China ports

2018-03-16 17:02:00 Thermal Coal

Prices of spot thermal coal dropped at a slower rate at northern China ports in the past few days, as showed in most grades including...

China Coal Daily Track (Mar 16)

2018-03-16 14:00:00 Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Domestic market A few miners in Yuyang, Shaanxi raised thermal coal offer price by 10 yuan/t, with many tr...

China Feb coal imports soar 37.3% YoY from Newcastle terminals

2018-03-16 11:57:00 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

China imported 1.18 million tonnes of coal from Australian Newcastle terminals (Carrington and Kooragang) in February, soaring 37.3% ...

S. Korea Feb thermal coal imports down 3.41% MoM

2018-03-16 08:29:00 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

South Korea's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coals) reached 9.25 million tonnes in February, sliding 3...

Chinese buyers increase thermal coal inquiries; bids low

2018-03-15 17:08:00 Thermal Coal

Some Chinese utilities and traders started to make inquiries on thermal coal cargoes, yet still bid low, leading to limited trades in...

Indonesian thermal coal price retreats quicken, traders

2018-03-15 17:07:00 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

Price retreats of Indonesian thermal coal further quickened, as replenishing demand from Chinese utilities showed no signs of improvi...

Indonesia to lose $630 mln in revenue from coal price cap

2018-03-15 16:37:00 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal

Indonesia's decision to impose a price cap on domestic coal prices will lower state revenue by up to 9 trillion rupiah ($630 million)...

China Coal Daily Track (Mar 15)

2018-03-15 14:26:00 Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Domestic market Impacted by continued price downturn at northern ports, washed thermal coal prices also sl...

China traders struggle to clear thermal coal stocks at Yangtze River ports

2018-03-14 17:04:00 Thermal Coal

Many Chinese traders were scrambling to sell thermal coal stocks at Yangtze River ports, amid concerns that prices may further fall b...

Indonesian thermal coal prices further weaken on tepid appetite from China

2018-03-14 17:04:00 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

Prices of Indonesian thermal coal to be shipped to China further weakened recently, as buying appetite from Chinese utilities remaine...

China Coal Daily Track (Mar 14)

2018-03-14 14:34:00 Thermal Coal

Thermal coal Domestic market Spurred by strong sales, some miners in Yuyang, Shaanxi made a price hike of 10 yuan/t for...

China import thermal coal deals hard to conclude on wide bid-offer spread

2018-03-13 17:07:00 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal

Few deals were heard concluded in import thermal coal market, as Chinese utilities generally had low buying interest and bid low for ...

Buying interest for spot thermal coal limited at N. China ports

2018-03-13 17:03:00 Thermal Coal

Spot thermal coal continued to receive limited buying interest at northern China ports, indicating flat demand from utilities that ha...

China's thermal coal prices falling at N. ports on weak demand

2018-03-13 15:57:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Ports,  Thermal Coal

China's thermal coal prices have been falling since the authorities set a price ceiling at northern ports on February 5, due mainly...

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1 Weekly China coal market news summary (Mar12 - Mar 16) 2018-03-19

China overcapacity campaign faces its toughest challenge this year China's effort to cut overcapacity in steel and coal is expected to face its most difficult challenge this year, although th

2 Weekly global coal market news summary (Mar12 - Mar 16) 2018-03-19

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3 China Shenhua Feb commercial coal output down 10.4% YoY 2018-03-19

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 22.4 million tonnes of commercial coal in February, dropping 10.4% year on year and 8.9% fro

4 Kazakhstan Jan coal output down 4.9% on yr 2018-03-16

Kazakhstan saw its coal production total 9.73 million tonnes in January, down 4.9% on the year and 7.7% on the month, showed data from the country's Committee of Statistics under the Ministry of Nat

5 The US Jan coal output down 7.7% on yr 2018-03-16

The US produced 63.11 million short tons (57.25 million tonnes) of coal in January, down 7.7% or 5.27 million short tons from a year ago yet up 0.95% from a month ago, showed data from Energy Inform

6 Global top 20 coal enterprises in 2017 2018-03-15

According to coal output in 2017, China Coal Economic Research Association listed out 20 largest companies in the world. Among the top 20 companies, 13 of them come from C

7 China Feb power coal price index up 3.29% on mth, NDRC 2018-03-15

China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal rose to 567.21 yuan/t in February, up 18.09 yuan/t or 3.29% month on month and 44.72 yuan/t or 8.56% higher than the year before, showed

8 NDRC gives nod to 3 coal mine projects for capacity replacement 2018-03-15

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has given green light to three coal mine projects in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, part of the capacity replacement drive t

9 What does Trump's 25% tariff mean to China's steel exports? 2018-03-14

On March 24, the US will impose 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, following President Donald Trump singed the order on March 9 (GMT +8). The tariff policy has put the globa

10 China's natural gas output and import continues to rise in Jan-Feb 2018-03-14

China's natural gas output totaled 26.19 billion cubic meters in the first two months this year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on March 14. Compared with z

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1 China overcapacity campaign faces its toughest challenge this year 2018-03-12

China's effort to cut overcapacity in steel and coal is expected to face its most difficult challenge this year, although the target may look small compared with the previous two years, analysts said.

2 China's coal capital to add 5.55 Mtpa coal capacity in 2018 2018-03-12

Six coal mines with combined production capacity of 5.55 Mtpa will go into operation in Taiyuan, capital city of coal-rich Shanxi province, this year, said the municipal government. This

3 Indian state ports' Feb coal imports down 18.45pct MoM 2018-03-12

India's 12 major government-owned ports imported 12.39 million tonnes of coal in February, down 18.45% from January but up 5.18% year on year, according to latest data released by the India Ports As

4 Indonesia to lose $630 mln in revenue from coal price cap 2018-03-15

Indonesia's decision to impose a price cap on domestic coal prices will lower state revenue by up to 9 trillion rupiah ($630 million) this year, a senior finance ministry official said on March 13.

5 Yancoal to produce 70 Mt of raw coal in 2018 2018-03-14

China's Yancoal Australia Ltd, the largest pure-coal producer in Australia, is expected to produce at least 70 million tonnes of raw coal in 2018, according to Xinhua. The annual raw prod

6 China steel exports may fall further in 2018: top executive 2018-03-12

Chinese exports of steel products may continue to fall this year due to strong domestic demand and reductions in capacity due to environmental commitments, the chairman of state-owned mill Fujian Sang

7 Indonesian steps up for Rio Tinto coal, bids ready 2018-03-14

Indonesian coal giant Adaro Energy is a latecomer to the auction for Rio Tinto's $2.5 billion-plus Queensland coal portfolio. It is understood that Adaro will bid for the whole portfolio

8 S.Korea fuel oil imports soar as coal, nuclear plants shut 2018-03-15

South Korea's move to shut coal-fired generators to control air pollution at the same time as nuclear reactors are going into scheduled maintenance is resulting in surging fuel oil imports, as utiliti

9 India's coal-fired power generation growth declines in Apr-Feb 2018-03-16

Coal-fired power generation has registered a 4.37% growth during the April-February fiscal 2017-18, compared with 5.47% in the previous corresponding period. Analysts, however, are predicting an incre

10 Teck Resources cuts sales volume forecast for steelmaking coal 2018-03-12

Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd on March 9 cut its current-quarter forecast for steelmaking coal sales volumes. Teck said it now expects sales volumes of steelmaking coal to be about 6

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1 China import thermal coal prices further dip on shrinking demand 2018-03-05

Offer prices for Indonesian and Australian coal for exports to China further weakened to track a fast downtrend in China, sources said. Panamax cargoes of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR wer

2 China says to build 200-mln-cu.m natural gas peak regulation mechanism 2018-03-08

China is set to build natural gas pipelines and storages with a total capacity 200 million cubic meters, in order to deal with emergency supply shortage like what happened in the past winter, said t

3 China's solar PV capacity is glutted or just "crying wolf"? 2018-03-07

China added 53 GW of solar PV capacity last year, hitting a new high of expansion in the sector. The expansion spree inevitably makes people wonder whether the country will be stuck in the overcapa

4 China coking coal market runs steadily; truck freight slumps 2018-03-05

China's coking coal market ran steadily after the Spring Festival holidays; most coke firms were not urgent to replenish stocks while just purchasing on demand, resulting in stocks pressure at some co

5 Production resumption leading to easy coking coal restocking for coke plants 2018-03-06

China's coking coal miners have been gradually getting back to normal production, making it easy for coke plants to replenish stocks. China's coking coal market, especially in Shanx

6 What does Trump's 25% tariff mean to China's steel exports? 2018-03-14

On March 24, the US will impose 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum, following President Donald Trump singed the order on March 9 (GMT +8). The tariff policy has put the globa

7 China coal industry de-capacity: from surplus capacity to backward capacity 2018-03-13

China will further phase out 150 million tonnes of coal production capacity in 2018 through market-oriented and law-based means, said Premier Li Keqiang in a government report on March 5.

8 Gains galore for steel companies from B&R drive 2018-03-15

Chinese companies should play a bigger role in global steel production and trade, rather than just export basic products, and utilize the Belt and Road Initiative for expanding reach, a top industry

9 China's thermal coal market has limited downward space 2018-03-13

China's thermal coal market will have limited space to head down in the short run following long-running and sharp retreats, though the market may remain in supply glut temporarily. Looki

10 China's steel products prices unexpectedly go downward 2018-03-12

Prices for major steel products in China posted a sharp fall by over 100 yuan/t last week after experiencing a temporary pick-up from the Lunar New Year holiday, beating market expectation that the st