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China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand

2020-05-29 17:32:02 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. ...

Near-term met coke market uncertain in China as steel sales retreat

2020-05-29 17:09:15 Viewpoint,  Price

The near-term met coke market turns a bit unclear following a narrowed decline of finished steel inventories and weakened steel price...

China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

2020-05-29 14:21:46 Viewpoint

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines publ...

China May lump anthracite market: prices weaken on oversupply

2020-05-29 12:55:01 Viewpoint,  Price,  Anthracite

China's lump anthracite market continued its downward trend in May, as the fuel was still oversupplied amid high capacity utilization...

Daqin railway maintenance exerts limited impact on China coal market

2020-05-29 11:51:24 Viewpoint,  Inland Shipment

Month-long maintenance to China's coal-dedicated Daqin railway, which ended on May 28, two days ahead of schedule, has exerted limite...

China's met coke prices firm on strong demand

2020-05-28 17:14:10 Viewpoint,  Price

China's metallurgical coke prices remained firm amid strong purchases from downstream mills, with the ongoing third coke price hike m...

Chinese traders speed up thermal coal sales as downward risk looms

2020-05-27 17:49:20 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Traders are beginning to accelerate sales with reduced offer prices in the Chinese domestic thermal coal market on May 27, as they ha...

China's 3rd coke price hike likely to materialize in the week

2020-05-27 17:18:41 Viewpoint,  Price

The ongoing third uptick of metallurgical coke prices is expected to be widely accepted by steel mills within this week, following a ...

History repeats as Brazil delivers another iron ore boom

2020-05-27 15:06:27 Viewpoint,  Iron Ore

Brazil's worsening Covid-19 crisis is making waves in the commodities world with reduced iron ore shipments from the South American c...

China's coal-fired power assets integration raises concerns of monopoly

2020-05-27 14:46:03 Policy,  Viewpoint

The integration of state-owned coal-fired power plants in China's five northwestern provinces is about to start. Accordi...

China Coal Daily Track (May 26)

2020-05-26 18:35:33 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

Thermal coal Production area Prices of slack coal increased 10 yuan/t at some mines in Shaanxi's Yulin, as sales turned aroun...

Bullish sentiment moderates in Chinese thermal coal market; offer prices slide

2020-05-26 17:34:49 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

After climbing fast for more than a week, Chinese domestic thermal coal market paused on May 26, as the bullish sentiment was dented ...

China met coke market underpinned as regional supply tightens

2020-05-26 17:11:24 Viewpoint,  Price

China's metallurgical coke market continued being supported by regional supply constraints from capacity reduction and environmental ...

Shanxi Apr outbound rail coal shipments down 13.2% on mth

2020-05-26 10:55:55 Viewpoint,  Price

Shanxi shipped 11.54 million tonnes of coal out of the province by railway in April, down 13.2% from a month earlier and 53.8% from t...

Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast

2020-05-26 09:14:05 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

China's thermal coal market ushered in a sharp rebound last week, supported by bullish sentiment amid a substantial reverse in supply...

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1 China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand 2020-05-29

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. Data from showed the daily coal burn at China's

2 China coking coal prices stabilize after hitting 34-mth low 2020-05-29

China's coking coal prices have been leveling off these days after touching a 34-month trough on May 20, bolstered by downstream restocking and production cuts during the "Two Sessions" (May 22-28).

3 Chinese seaborne thermal coal market shows signs of softening 2020-05-29

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening late this week, given a dearth of sales as end buyers suspended procurement of foreign cargoes amid domestic market uncertainty.

4 QHD port coal stocks keep falling on active selling by traders 2020-05-29

Coal stockpiles at Qinhuangdao port kept decreasing as traders started actively selling off cargoes in hand after spot thermal coal market softened. The port's inventory fell 5,000 tonnes

5 China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds 2020-05-29

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines published by the central bank on May 29. The new catalogue

6 China Coal Daily Track (May 29) 2020-05-29

Thermal coal Production area In Inner Mongolia, some coal mines suspended operation as their "coal sale quotas" have run out. Limited supply resulted in a small price rise at these mines.

7 China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr 2020-05-29

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administration issued an announcement saying that the combined "newly-added dig

8 S Africa Richards Bay Apr coal exports plunge to 9-yr low 2020-05-29

Coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest coal port in South Africa, hit a nine-year low in April, as slump in flows to India and South Korea more than offset increase in volume

9 Two Sessions: Chinese delegates call for more imports of premium coking coal 2020-05-29

Chinese delegates of NPC called for more imports of premium coking coal, in order to boost green development of steel industry. Domestic steel production has been plagued by supply shorta

10 CIL coal supply to power sector dips 22% to 32 Mt in Apr on demand slump 2020-05-29

The supply of coal to the power sector by state-owned Coal India has dropped 22% to 31.95 million tonnes in April amid slump in the fuel demand in the country on account of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

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1 China to slash H2 coal imports to back domestic miners, analysts say 2020-05-21

China is expected to tighten coal import rules in the second half of 2020 to shore up its struggling domestic industry, after record arrivals in the first four months, just as demand tanked because of

2 China Apr thermal coal imports surge 88.95% on yr 2020-05-28

China's thermal coal (incl. bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, but excl. lignite) imports in April surged 88.95% compared with the corresponding month last year, official data said, reaching a record

3 Top 3 provinces contribute 70% of China's coal output in Jan-Apr 2020-05-21

Raw coal output at China's three major production areas –Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, and Shaanxi – stood at 808.36 million tonnes in the first four months this year, taking 70.14% of the country's total,

4 Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $68.75/t 2020-05-18

Global miner Glencore Plc and Japan's Tohoku Electric Power agreed on a price of $68.75/t for supplies of thermal coal from Australia for the year through March 2021, the Nikkei business daily reporte

5 China's coal consumption falls to 57.7% of energy mix in 2019 2020-05-18

China's coal consumption fell to 57.7% of the total energy mix in 2019, down from 59.2% a year earlier, according to a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on May 15.

6 S Korea Apr thermal coal imports up 22.21% 2020-05-18

South Korea's thermal coal imports climbed 22.21% from a record low a month ago to 5.9 million tonnes in April, according to latest data from South Korea customs. Total imports (including

7 China Shenhua Apr coal sales up 68.4% YoY 2020-05-19

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp., posted a 68.4% year-on-year increase in coal sales in April, down 23.17% on the month, the company said in a statement la

8 Yancoal Australia Q1 coal production at 9.149 Mt 2020-05-22

Yancoal Australia produced 9.149 million tonnes of saleable coal (based on its interest holding portion) over January to March in 2020, said the company. Of that, production of semi-hard

9 China to bolster energy reserve capacity, support unconventional gas exploration 2020-05-25

China said on May 22 it will bolster the capacity of the country's energy reserves and offer lower gas and electricity charges to key industries, as it looks to ensure energy supply and offset the imp

10 China's top four steel provinces churn out 50% of total crude steel in Apr 2020-05-20

Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong and Liaoning, top four steel provinces in China, churned out 42.43 million tonnes or 49.9% of China's total crude steel in April, showed data from the National Bureau of Stati

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1 Australian thermal coal may face further curbs; Indonesian imports little affected 2020-05-18

There were market talks about tightening thermal coal import restrictions in China after the state planner held a meeting late last week, though no further information available from official sources.

2 Indonesian thermal coal market bottoms out amid improved demand 2020-05-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices rebounded late last week thanks to improved buying from Chinese utilities. This would help reinforce market confidence in the short term. A large Chinese po

3 China coal imports surge despite restrictive measures 2020-05-12

China's coal imports have been rising sharply this year on a yearly basis, indicating little effect from restrictive measures taken by the government to curb imports of the fossil fuel. I

4 Sentiment improves at N China's coal ports as demand picks up 2020-05-11

China's domestic thermal coal market opened the week with improving sentiment at northern transfer ports, brightened by increased buying interest from utilities. One Beijing-based utility

5 China's thermal coal prices drift higher on solid demand 2020-05-14

China's thermal coal prices kept on a quick recovery at northern ports, backed by strong buying interest fueled partly by bullish sentiment in the market. Traders reported offer prices of

6 Further tightening of coal import restrictions is necessary 2020-05-13

In the case where China's domestic supply of thermal coal continues growing and the demand is generally sluggish, a series of measures to restrict coal imports have been implemented for a long time, b

7 Chinese domestic thermal coal gains strength from import curb 2020-05-20

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices jumped following market talks that the state planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission, asked key power utilities to suspend coal imports from

8 China's six coastal power groups see coal stocks fall below 15 Mt 2020-05-15

Coal stockpiles at China's six major coastal power groups have fallen below 15 million tonnes from a high of 17.9 million tonnes in late February amid recovering coal consumption. Data fr

9 China's coking coal prices continue falling; Australian prices pick up on solid buying 2020-05-13

Prices of metallurgical coal in China's key production areas continued falling on May 13 as buying interest remained weak, while Australian coal prices saw a pickup after several fresh trades.

10 China's import thermal coal market jitters amid new policy worries 2020-05-12

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market embraced further pickup of prices for most coal grades, but participants also fretted about possible tightening of import curbs following a customs meeting

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