Indonesian thermal coal prices experienced a palpable fall on May 31, affected by aggressive tender prices in China in the wake of straight price corrections in the domestic market.
China's spot domestic thermal coal market was still grappling with steep decline on May 31, as utilities are well stocked with limited buying interest in anticipation of further price declines.
The pessimistic sentiment loomed larger in China's metallurgical coke market, as some participants foresaw a possibility of mills requesting a 10th round of coke price cut within the week.
The power grid in eastern China's Jiangsu province achieved a milestone as its electricity demand reached a peak of 100.97 GW on May 29, marking the first time in the history that the grid load broke
Coal inventory at China's northern ports exceeded 30 million tonnes on May 30, with an intra-day high reaching 30.11 million tonnes, notching a historic high, according to Sxcoal's data.
Managers' Index (PMI) in China's steel sector, an economic indicator for the
industry, fell to 35.2 in May, marking the third straight month of decline
after returning to expansion t
Production area While a few miners have seen a mild improvement in coal dispatches after price cuts, most miners have not experienced any positive changes in sales. With potential i
China's factory activity weakened further in May as a lack of demand suppressed the release of manufacturing capacity.
The official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) stood at
Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Inc (600025:Shanghai), a subsidiary of China's state-owned power generator Huaneng Group, announced a plan late May 30 to construct a hydropower station in Tibet, with
India's largest coal supplier Coal India Ltd (CIL) has raised prices of its non-coking coal of grade G2 to G10 by 8%, marking the first hike in five years, according to local media.
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Trading enthusiasm started to cool in China's coking coal marketon May 26, with lower settlement and failure seen in online auctions after the coke market completed a further round of 50 yuan/t
China's domestic thermal coal market has been in the middle of a fast downward trend, with prices falling by more than 120 yuan/t during the past two weeks to the lowest since mid-January 2022.
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China's coking coal market started the week with a slight drop in settlement prices for some online auctions conducted in major production areas, reflecting growing caution among coking plants in resp
Ganqimaodu border port, the largest artery in China for importing coal from Mongolia, saw its coal intakes reach 12.09 million tonnes from the start of 2023 to May 25, according to the port's official
China's power utilities are awarding tenders for imported coal at even lower prices, reinforcing expectations of persisting price declines in a buyers' market.
On May 26, several Chinese