China's thermal coal prices continued to pick up, while anthracite and primary coking coal prices remained steady in early October (October 1-10), showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics on October 14.
The price of washed medium-lump anthracite with volatile content ≤ 8% averaged 900 yuan/t in early October, flat from the previous session.
The price of Shanxi 4,500 Kcal/kg NAR mixed coal jumped by 14.6 yuan/t or 3.1% from late September to 487.5yuan/t.
Shanxi 5,000 Kcal/kg NAR mixed coal price was 547.5 yuan/t, up 10 yuan/t or 1.9% from the previous period.
The price of Shanxi 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR premium mixed coal was 605.5 yuan/t in early October, rising by 6.3 yuan/t or 1.1% from the last session.
Datong 5,800 Kcal/kg NAR mixed coal price came in at 634.5 yuan/t, inching up 5.9 yuan/t or 0.9% from late September.
The price of primary coking coal with sulfur <1% kept flat from late September at 1,270.0 yuan/t.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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