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China's 5 prov. produce over 60% of total pig iron in Jun

2020-07-23 14:08:51 Others

Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Liaoning and Shanxi, top five Chinese pig iron producing provinces, churned out 46.35 million tonnes of the...

China Jun cement production up 8.4% YoY

2020-07-16 15:08:18 Others

China produced a total 228.65 million tonnes of cement in June, rising 8.4% year on year but falling 8.1% from May, showed data from ...

Guizhou offers up to 5 mln yuan subsidies for purchasing provincial coal equipment

2020-07-10 14:20:36 Others

Guizhou, a major coal production province in southwestern China, planned to give subsidies for purchasing of equipment products, incl...

China's Apr cement output up 3.8% YoY

2020-05-19 10:37:18 Others

China produced a total 223.47 million tonnes of cement in April, rising 3.8% year on year and 5.1% from March, showed data from the N...

Analysts expect second-quarter rebound in China fuel demand

2020-04-24 09:52:32 Viewpoint,  Others

China's second quarter fuel demand is forecast to rebound from the first quarter, nearly matching year-ago levels, as Beijing lifts c...

China's Jan-Mar cement output down 23.9%

2020-04-17 16:17:34 Others

China's cement production declined 23.9% from a year ago to 299.07 million tonnes in January-March, official data showed, mainly due ...

Oil rises on supply cut pledges and slow return of Gulf field

2019-12-26 09:20:05 General,  International,  Others

Oil prices rose on December 24 in thin pre-Christmas trading after Russia said cooperation with OPEC on supply cuts would continue an...

China Nov nickel ore imports from Indonesia surge ahead of export ban

2019-12-25 14:01:33 Others

China's monthly nickel ore imports from top miner Indonesia rose to a near six-year high in November although its overall intake fell...

Holiday Notice - National Day

2019-09-30 19:35:29 Others

Please kindly note that we will be on holidays from Tuesday October 1 to Monday October 7 for the National Day celebration. ...

China Aug cement production rises 5.1% YoY

2019-09-16 17:33:02 Production & Sales,  Others

China produced a total 210.18 million tonnes of cement in August, rising 5.1% year on year while keeping generally on par with July, ...

One LNG project comes online in China's Fuling shale gas field

2019-09-06 17:02:09 Others

The first phase of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project has been put into operation in the shale gas field of Fuling, southwestern p...

Shanxi's Luliang Jan-Jul power consumption up 11.4% on yr

2019-08-30 08:43:20 Others

Shanxi's Luliang consumed 12.27 TWh of electricity in the first seven years, up 11.4% year on year, showed data from Shanxi Bureau of...

China Jul CBM output up 21.9% YoY, NBS

2019-08-19 18:03:06 Production & Sales,  Others

China's coalbed methane (CBM) output surged 21.9% year on year in July, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). ...

China Jul power consumption up 2.7% YoY amid hot weather

2019-08-16 15:52:34 Others

China's power consumption increased 2.7% year on year in July as the mercury rose in hot summer, showed data from the National Energy...

5 killed, 2 trapped in SW China coal mine accident

2019-08-01 13:56:52 Others

Five people were killed in a coal mine accident in southwestern China's Guizhou province, local authorities said on August 1. ...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 3) 2020-08-03

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were largely stable in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. As sales quotas were tight at the month's end, supply tightness can barely offset the impact of demand

2 More Chinese coking coal miners drop prices amid weak sentiment 2020-07-31

The coking coal market endured another downward session on July 31 with more miners cutting prices under sales pressure. Sentiment is bleak for the market outlook as stocks are still at high levels at

3 China's thermal coal market weakness looms large on sparse demand 2020-07-31

Chinese spot thermal coal market started softening ahead of top miner's term contract price adjustments in early August, as a week of demand shrink further dimmed near-term prospect and spurred more s

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices slide amid poor demand 2020-07-31

Indonesian thermal coal prices began to fall again in the Chinese seaborne import market, driven down by lackluster buying interest from end buyers. The drop was mainly seen among offer p

5 China Shenhua foresees a 15% drop in H1 earnings amid COVID-19 2020-07-31

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp (CHN Energy), foresaw a 15% yearly drop in net profit to 20.7 billion yuan in the first half of this year, the company said

6 Weekly China coal market news summary (Jul 27-Jul 31) 2020-07-31

15 coal cos on Fortune China Top 500 list A total of 15 listed coal enterprises have taken positions on Fortune's Top 500 Chinese Enterprises list this year, according to the ...

7 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jul 27-Jul 31) 2020-07-31

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8 China's Jul steel PMI slides to 49.2 2020-07-31

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector slid to 49.2 in July from 49.3 a month earlier, data from the CFLP Steel Logistics Professional Committee (CSLPC) showed on Jul 31, indicating

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 31) 2020-07-31

Thermal coal Production area Major miners mainly supplied cargoes to long-term contract clients, while falling spot coal prices kept denting demand from utilities and increasing sales pressure f

10 Japan Jun coking coal imports near record low 2020-07-31

Japan's coking coal imports remained less than 5 million tonnes in June, despite a mild rise of 0.59% compared with last month, according to official data. June's imports totaled 4.68 mil

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1 China's Jun thermal coal imports climb up 28.3% on mth 2020-07-27

China witnessed a monthly increase of 28.3% in thermal coal imports in June despite continued strict import curbs, following a 38.4% slump a month earlier, showed data from the General Administration

2 S Africa's May thermal coal exports rebound from record low 2020-07-29

South Africa's thermal coal (bituminous coal) exports increased by 65.12% from an over 6-year low in April to 6.57 million tonnes in May, customs data showed, due to increase of domestic coal producti

3 15 coal cos on Fortune China Top 500 list 2020-07-28

A total of 15 listed coal enterprises have taken positions on Fortune's Top 500 Chinese Enterprises list this year, according to the business magazine on its Chinese website. Shenhua Ener

4 India plans to produce 1 bln T of coal by 2023-24 FY 2020-07-27

India plans to realize one billion tonnes of coal production in 2023-24 fiscal year, while aiming to lower coal imports to zero, said Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, said on July 24.

5 Daqin Railway denies possible impact of coal resource exhaustion in short run 2020-07-28

Daqin Railway Co., Ltd, operator of coal-dedicated Daqin rail line, denied possible impact of coal resource exhaustion on its business in the short run when being asked by an investor. Th

6 Canadian Teck Resources cuts coking coal output goal for 2020 2020-07-27

Teck Resources, Canada's largest mining company, said its coking coal production guidance for this year would be cut down, due to the severe blow dealt on price and demand by COVID-19 pandemic.

7 China Jun coking coal imports slide 4.5% on yr, customs 2020-07-27

China registered a 4.5% year-on-year drop in coking coal imports in June, showed the latest customs data. Coking coal imports were 6.26 million tonnes last month, which however rose 30.69

8 NEA plans to quit over 7 GW "zombie" coal-fired power units this yr 2020-07-30

China's National Energy Administration plans to cut down a total 7.33 GW of "zombie" coal-based power capacity in 2020, to further streamline the industry structure and improve air quality, according

9 China H1 coal mining & washing industry profit slumps 31.2% 2020-07-27

China's coal mining and washing industry saw total profit tumbled 31.2% from a year ago to 98.47 billion yuan ($14.06 billion) in the first six months this year, showed data from the National Bureau o

10 China's state planner reiterates extension of power price cut to lower cos' cost 2020-07-29

China's state planner will maintain a policy to cut electricity prices by 5% for commercial and industrial companies until the year-end to further help companies lower cost, according to a notice issu

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1 Indonesian coal traders look to alternative markets besides China 2020-07-22

Some traders engaged in Indonesian thermal coal business are actively seeking alternative outlets besides China, where trades have been heavily slammed by strict import policy. A couple o

2 Strong rains boost hydropower generation in most regions of China 2020-07-22

Abundant rainfalls in South and East China since June have quickly boosted hydropower generation in many regions of the country, which, however, added more pressure for coal-fired power generation.

3 Chinese portside thermal coal showing signs of stabilization 2020-07-23

The sentiment turned around suddenly in the Chinese domestic thermal coal market on July 23, as expectations arose among participants that the market may begin to stabilize or even pick up after some

4 Hope slim for a revival of Chinese buying interest in overseas coal 2020-07-27

While there's a notable increase in coal imports in June according to the latest customs data, there's a remote possibility for Chinese buyers to resume their buying interest to previous levels, as th

5 Chinese domestic thermal coal begins to stabilize amid supply tightness 2020-07-24

Supply of spot thermal coal became tight again at northern China's transfer ports, especially for low-sulfur cargoes, buttressing the market to stabilize from a flurry of declines. Some t

6 Chinese domestic thermal coal further drops; may bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t 2020-07-21

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices continued to fall at northern ports on July 21, as buying interest was still lackluster, but many traders expected the market may bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t for

7 China's coal prices fall further, likely beating expectations 2020-07-22

China's domestic thermal coal prices declined further at northern ports on July 22, making it more unconvincing for the previous expectation that the market would bottom out at 560-570 yuan/t for 5,50

8 Mongolian coal clearance at Ganqimaodu accelerates amid robust demand 2020-07-22

Customs clearance of imported Mongolian coking coal has been recovering at Ganqimaodu border crossing in North China since the five-day Nadam festival ended on July 15, as buying appetite was strong f

9 China's import thermal coal market stays quiet on lingering curbs 2020-07-21

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market stayed quiet as the lingering import curbs still choked off demand from domestic buyers, and recent heavy rainfalls in many areas also reduced consumption o

10 Indonesian coal price rise "unsustainable" for lack of buy, traders 2020-07-20

Although Indonesian thermal coal price ticked up recently on the back of contracted supply, some traders anticipated it may not be sustained as output reduction could be temporary and tepid demand fro

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