China's coking coal prices leveled off at main production areas, as most coke producers completed winter restocking and slowed down purchases approaching the Lunar New Year holiday.
Truck freight rates for coal transport edged up recently in key production areas in North China, driven by increased buying interest from inland utilities, cement and chemical plants. Sporadic flare-u
China's domestic thermal coal prices rose notably again last week, fueled by the ongoing shortage of high-CV cargoes at northern ports. Increased demand due to the upcoming Winter Olympics also drove
China's metallurgical coke market saw an impasse between coking plants and steel mills over the fourth round of coke price hike last week. But a moderate improvement in sentiment was observed late las
China's raw coal production hit historical high in December, with top producing provinces contributing most of the increase.
The country produced 384.67 million tonnes of raw coal in Dece
China's thermal coal prices embraced a round of sustained rebounds last week on the back of active replenishment from downstream buyers ahead of the Spring Festival holiday. Will the snowfall and the
China imported 507,300 tonnes of anthracite in December, slumping 68.81% from a year ago and 54.63% from the preceding month, showed data from the General Administration of Customs on January 24.
China's coking coal imports surged 109.73% year on year but fell 3.28% month on month to 7.49 million tonnes in December, customs data showed on January 24.
The import value
Production area Thermal coal supply continued to contract alongside some mines' Spring Festival holiday leave, while mines' coal stock started to accumulate due to snow-incurred sh
China's coking coal market mainly remained stable during the past week given weak supply and demand, while some regions saw both downtrends and uptrends.
Higher offers were mainly for pre
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