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Participants divided on the near-term outlook for met coke market

2021-01-22 17:33:36 Viewpoint,  Price

Outlook for the near-term met coke price trend were divided in Chinese metallurgical coke market on January 22, after prices of the s...

China's met coke prices hit new high, but near-term outlook slightly weakens

2021-01-21 17:31:32 Viewpoint,  Price

China's metallurgical coke prices hit all-time high after the 14th price uptick was accepted by downstream steelmakers, yet the near-...

China's domestic thermal coal prices drift lower on softened demand

2021-01-21 17:31:29 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Declines accelerated in the Chinese domestic thermal coal market as end buyers pull backed and waited on the fence for clarity of fur...

China Dec coal imports from Australia plunge to zero as restrictions still bites

2021-01-21 15:23:03 Viewpoint,  Import & Export

China didn't let any coal cargoes from Australia pass the customs clearance in December, whereas imports from other major sources lik...

China Coal Daily Track (Jan 21)

2021-01-21 11:01:40 Viewpoint,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices remained in the uptrend at major production areas thanks to good sales. Except...

Enhanced domestic supply reduces Indonesia's coal exports

2021-01-21 08:47:27 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal

Indonesian government urged local miners to step up domestic supply in a bid to complete their Domestic Market Obligation (DMO), part...

Thermal coal sizzling in China's key production areas despite bearishness at ports

2021-01-20 18:14:19 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Thermal coal prices showed no signs of abating at major production hubs as demand remained strong from downstream buyers, even after ...

China Coal Daily Track (Jan 20)

2021-01-20 10:59:04 Viewpoint,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices continued to rise at major production areas amid good sales. Only some Inner Mon...

China's thermal coal market sentiment turns down as demand dwindles

2021-01-19 18:03:26 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Sentiment weakened in Chinese domestic thermal coal market, as some end buyers paused purchases and started to adopt a wait-and-see s...

Weekly China anthracite market review

2021-01-19 16:40:15 Viewpoint,  Anthracite

Chinese anthracite market improved moderately last week amid strong restocking sentiment and increased transport costs. ...

Weekly China PCI coal market review

2021-01-19 14:40:10 Viewpoint,  Price,  PCI

China's PCI coal market extended strength last week, backed by a decline in coal stocks at steel mills in Hebei during tightened road...

China Coal Daily Track (Jan 19)

2021-01-19 11:34:35 Viewpoint,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices continued to rise at major production areas due to rising demand and falling coa...

Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast

2021-01-18 18:33:15 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

China's domestic thermal coal market further surged last week with the benchmark price breaking the previous high that had been kept ...

Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast

2021-01-18 17:49:55 Viewpoint,  Price

The 13th increase in coke prices by 100 yuan/t generally materialized in China last week, buoyed by short supply, which has not been ...

Met coke prices continue to increase at major production areas of China

2021-01-18 17:35:22 Viewpoint,  Price

Chinese metallurgical coke market is heading for a new round of price increase by 100 yuan/t at the start of the week, the rare 14th ...

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1 Spot thermal coal prices slump further at N China ports; vessel shipping rates fall 2021-01-22

China's domestic spot thermal coal prices continued pulling back at northern trading ports, as the worst period for winter heating has come to an end. Coastal power plants took a break of spot purchas

2 Red-hot coke market boosts coking coal price hikes in China 2021-01-22

China's red-hot coke market kept giving a firm boost to premium coking coal prices, as coking plants continued active coal restocking to feed coke ovens and keep lucrative production after 14 rounds o

3 Japan Dec thermal coal down nearly 14% on yr 2021-01-22

Japan's thermal coal imports in December fell 13.8% on the year to 9.26 million tonnes, according to preliminary statistics from its Ministry of Finance. December's thermal coal imports w

4 Mongolia coal output falls 20.3% on yr in 2020, exports down 21.7% 2021-01-22

Mongolia's coal output fell visibly last year as exports towards its largest buyer China got subdued by border cut-offs and other measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The landlock

5 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 22) 2021-01-22

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal market at main production areas stayed red-hot, with buys from power, chemical and cement plants resilient and coal delivery to railway stations

6 Indonesian thermal coal prices stop rising as demand eases 2021-01-22

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices saw a tranquil session on January 21 with offer prices somewhat retreating from the last few days' gains, as Chinese demand declined. Offers of Indones

7 China's domestic thermal coal prices drift lower on softened demand 2021-01-21

Declines accelerated in the Chinese domestic thermal coal market as end buyers pull backed and waited on the fence for clarity of further market developments. In the following 10 days (Ja

8 Australia may face tougher time as top met coal buyers shift focus 2021-01-21

Australia, a leading metallurgical coal supplier, is likely to face tougher time as its top two importers – India and China – are both looking to diversify source markets amid rising concerns over sup

9 China Dec coal imports from Australia plunge to zero as restrictions still bites 2021-01-21

China didn't let any coal cargoes from Australia pass the customs clearance in December, whereas imports from other major sources like Indonesia and Russia increased sharply, according to data from th

10 Shanxi restores to largest coal producer in China after four years 2021-01-21

Northern China's Shanxi province regained its position as the largest coal producer in the country after overtaking Inner Mongolia, another key hub that topped the country in 2016-19. In

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1 China's power generation further gathers pace in Dec 2021-01-18

China's power generation continued gathering pace in December, delivering a robust growth of 9.1% year on year to 727.7 TWh, expanding by 2.3 percentage points from a month ago, showed data from the N

2 Indonesia to charge higher coal, gold mining royalties trying to enhance revenue 2021-01-18

Indonesia plans to adjust up royalty rate on coal and gold in an attempt to boost state revenues after prices of the commodities have recovered, Reuters reported citing an Indonesian official on Janua

3 China's Dec coal output up 3.2% on yr, but helps little to shortage 2021-01-18

China's coal output in December kept growing for the sixth month in a row and remained above year-ago level, but still insufficient to solve a shortage that has led to sharp rise in spot prices.

4 India intends to source coking coal from Mongolia 2021-01-21

India is considering sourcing coking coal from Mongolia for domestic steel companies, a government official said on January 19, media reported. During an online meeting between India's st

5 China's new coal-fired power capacity up 27.4% in 2020, lags behind renewables 2021-01-21

China added about 56.37 GW of coal-fired power generation capacity in 2020, rising 27.4% compared with a year ago, showed data from the National Energy Administration. However, the growth

6 China Dec coke production up 1.2% YoY 2021-01-18

China's coke output increased 1.2% from a year ago to 39.72 million tonnes in December, although the year-on-year growth narrowed 3.3 percentage points from the preceding month, according to official

7 China Coal Dec commercial coal output up 14.6% YoY, sales up 6.9% YoY 2021-01-18

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd, the listed arm of China National Coal Group, produced 8.57 million tonnes of commercial coal in December, rising 14.6% year on year, the miner said in a statement recently.

8 China 2020 power consumption up 3.1% on yr 2021-01-20

China's power consumption in 2020 increased 3.1% on the year, as the growth driven by strong economy growth and higher-than-usual winter household heating more than offset the decline during the coron

9 Vietnam 2020 coal imports hit a record high 2021-01-20

Vietnam's coal import surged 25% on the year to 54.81 million tonnes in the year 2020, hitting a record high, showed preliminary data from the Vietnam customs authority. The country impor

10 Hebei launches green channels for road coal transport after virus lockdown 2021-01-19

Northern China's Hebei province announced 28 inter-provincial highways to facilitate inbound coal shipments by truck from major production areas in a bid to ensure sufficient energy supply, after the

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1 China's benchmark thermal coal prices near all-time high 2021-01-12

Growing heating demand and low availability have pushed up thermal coal prices quickly at China's northern transfer ports, with a few transactions sealed above 1,000 yuan/t, a high level only behind t

2 China may consider easing curbs on Australian coal imports, sources 2021-01-13

Market observers speculated China could consider easing restrictions on coal imports from Australia in the near term after domestic thermal coal prices soared further on sustained supply crunch.

3 China's thermal coal prices spike to highest levels in history 2021-01-15

After surging at an unexpected speed for two weeks since the New Year's Day, China's domestic spot thermal coal prices reached new highs, surpassing previous records that have been held since 2008.

4 China boosts Russian coal imports after ban on Australian supply 2021-01-12

China is building a stronger cooperation with neighboring Russia on coal and other fossil fuels after it informally blocked off imports from Australia due to a deteriorating political relation.

5 China's coal seaborne arrivals fall 7.7% in 2020: Kpler 2021-01-13

China's receipts of seaborne coal in 2020 shed 7.7% from a year ago as a strong rebound in the last two months failed to offset the steep decline in earlier months, Kpler's cargo-tracking data showed.

6 Will China ease its ban on Australian coal imports after new COVID-19 cases? 2021-01-12

Truck inbound delivery of thermal coal towards northern China's Hebei province has been suspended as new COVID-19 cases found last week forced the province into lockdown. As domestic supply has been c

7 Chinese purchases driving up Indonesian thermal coal prices 2021-01-14

Indonesian thermal coal prices extended gains in the Chinese seaborne import market as end users continued restocking in a rush amid poor availability and high prices of domestic coal. Pu

8 China's coking coal sales improve on eased road transport curbs 2021-01-11

Coking coal sales have improved in China alongside eased road transport restrictions previously imposed for environmental concerns, which quickly boosted stock liquidity at mines and injected more vit

9 China's coking coal prices further jump; trucking cost higher 2021-01-13

China's coking coal market gained further upward momentum from supply shortage and strong buying appetite from end users, with prices of primary coking coal, gas coal and 1/3 coking coal up by 20-70 y

10 Logistical disruption has little impact on coal supply in China 2021-01-12

Coal mines in major production bases of China has imposed restrictions on trucks coming from Hebei province to load coal after a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus in the province, but miners reported