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China thermal coal prices mixed in mid-May, NBS

2019-05-24 16:56:47 Price sxcoal.com

Thermal coal prices were mixed in China in mid-May, as most coal grades remained unchanged while some inched up. Only one declined co...

Chinese key power plants' coal stocks hit 3-mth high, thermal coal weakens

2019-05-24 16:52:27 Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal stockpiles at China's key power plants have hit a three-month high lately, adding to pressures on the struggling spot th...

China spot thermal coal market continues to be lackluster

2019-05-24 12:09:26 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese spot thermal coal prices have been falling in fits and starts for weeks, as demand from end buyers was tepid for most of the ...

Chinese steel futures slide on oversupply concerns

2019-05-24 11:59:56 Price,  futures in.reuters.com

Chinese steel futures edged down on May 24 on worries about oversupply amid an increase in utilization rates at mills, but they remai...

China's met coke prices stabilize after the 3rd hike

2019-05-24 11:41:28 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's met coke prices stabilized after three consecutive hikes totaling 300 yuan/t since late-April. However, the pros...

Shanxi coking coal prices further gain amid upbeat sales

2019-05-24 11:15:23 Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Several miners in coal-rich Shanxi province further raised prices of some high-sulfur primary coking coal grades, as demand from coke...

Shaanxi announces to cut industrial electricity costs again, effective Jul 1

2019-05-23 16:16:26 Policy,  Price sxcoal.com

Shaanxi's government announced to cut electricity costs for industrial and commercial users effective July 1, local media reported, ...

China Coal Daily Track (May 23)

2019-05-23 14:29:30 Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices held steady at most mines in Shaanxi's Yulin with a balance between sales and pro...

Bearish sentiment clouds Chinese spot thermal coal market

2019-05-23 11:55:33 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese spot thermal coal market was clouded with bearish sentiment as demand turned sour. Some traders dumped cargoes to accelerate ...

China met coke market buoyant amid active demand

2019-05-23 11:35:16 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's met coke market continued to run strong with the 3rd round of price increases generally being accepted by steel mills. ...

China coal prices generally stable last week, MOC

2019-05-23 10:50:18 Price sxcoal.com

China's coal prices remained generally stable during the week ended May 19 with little changes, showed data from the Ministry of Comm...

Shanxi coking coal prices rising on tighter supply, stronger demand

2019-05-23 10:40:17 Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Coking coal prices kept climbing up in coal-rich Shanxi province, as demand from coke producers continued to show momentum, while sup...

China's 1st electricity spot price comes into being in Guangdong

2019-05-22 17:24:47 Price sxcoal.com

The first spot electricity settlement price came into existence in southern China's Guangdong province, state media reported. ...

Thermal coal prices edge lower at N China ports on weak demand

2019-05-22 11:47:27 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Spot thermal coal prices moved slightly down at northern Chinese ports amid weak demand from utilities that currently have ample stoc...

Shanxi coking coal miners to further lift prices

2019-05-22 11:12:23 Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Most miners in northern China's Shanxi province plan to further lift prices of some cost-effective and undersupplied coking coal grad...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (May 20-May 24) 2019-05-24

China's import thermal coal prices to further weaken, traders Prices of overseas thermal coal are poised to further weaken in Chinese seaborne import market in the days ahead even though the

2 China's power groups plea for thermal coal price decrease; NDRC responds 2019-05-24

China's six leading power groups requested the nation's top economic planner to mediate and help lower thermal coal prices again in order to alleviate their cost burden, said market sources familiar w

3 China Coal Daily Track (May 24) 2019-05-24

Thermal coal Production area Coal production increased in Shaanxi's Yulin after a batch of private mines resumed operation. Some miners were also in preparation of production resumption. A few

4 China spot thermal coal market continues to be lackluster 2019-05-24

Chinese spot thermal coal prices have been falling in fits and starts for weeks, as demand from end buyers was tepid for most of the time though deals were concluded sporadically. The Fen

5 China's import thermal coal prices to further weaken, traders 2019-05-24

Prices of overseas thermal coal are poised to further weaken in Chinese seaborne import market in the days ahead even though the typical peak consumption season is soon to arrive, traders said.

6 China Apr LNG imports up 35% YoY, GAC 2019-05-24

China's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports registered a surge of 35.1% from a year ago in April, latest customs data showed on May 23. China imported 4.54 million tonnes of LNG last mont

7 China Apr thermal coal imports down nearly 14.6% on yr 2019-05-24

China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) dropped 14.56% year on year in April, showed data from the General Administration of Customs on May 23. April thermal

8 S Korea met. coal import overview and analysis (Apr 2019) 2019-05-24

South Korea's metallurgical coal imports hit a seven-month high in April with a significant increase from March, yet dipping a little from the same month last year. The imports have waved largely in

9 Shaanxi announces to cut industrial electricity costs again, effective Jul 1 2019-05-23

Shaanxi's government announced to cut electricity costs for industrial and commercial users effective July 1, local media reported, which is the second time since the province lower the costs in Apr

10 Hopes fading for rebound in China spot thermal coal market 2019-05-23

China's thermal coal market appears turning sour as lingering weak appetite from utilities bucked expectations for a demand pickup for pre-summer restocking. High coal stockpiles re

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1 Canada Ridley Apr coal exports slide 10.5pct on yr 2019-05-20

Coal exports of Canada's Ridley Terminals posted a year-on-year decrease of 10.5% in April, showed the latest data. The volumes came in at 0.57 million tonnes, down from 0.64 million tonn

2 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 20-May 24) 2019-05-24

China Apr thermal coal imports down nearly 14.6% on yr China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) dropped 14.56% year on year in April, showed data from the General Admi

3 China coal supply and demand basically balanced in Apr, NDRC 2019-05-20

China saw coal supply and demand in rough balance during April, the country's top economic planner said in a news briefing on May 17. By May 8, China's key power plants held 77.56 million

4 Full-blown trade war will push world toward recession - Morgan Stanley 2019-05-21

A collapse of U.S.-China trade talks and hike in tariffs on Chinese goods would push the world economy toward recession and see the Federal Reserve cut U.S. interest rates back to zero within a year,

5 China Apr thermal coal imports down nearly 14.6% on yr 2019-05-24

China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) dropped 14.56% year on year in April, showed data from the General Administration of Customs on May 23. April thermal

6 China Apr LNG imports up 35% YoY, GAC 2019-05-24

China's liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports registered a surge of 35.1% from a year ago in April, latest customs data showed on May 23. China imported 4.54 million tonnes of LNG last mont

7 India's thermal coal output seen growing 4.3% annually till 2028: Report 2019-05-22

Fitch Solutions on May 21 said India's thermal coal output is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.3% by 2028. "In absolute volume terms, China and India will have the largest

8 Indian power utilities' Apr thermal coal imports surge 71.35% YoY 2019-05-21

Indian power utilities' thermal coal imports saw a year-on-year surge in April, according to data from India Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The utilities imported 6.39 million tonne

9 E China port shifts coal transport from road to rail for 1st time 2019-05-21

The first batch of 30 standard railway containers loaded with coal departed from Zhoushan port in Ningbo city of Zhejiang province in eastern China at 14:00 pm May 20, marking the city's shifting of c

10 Coal India's supply to power sector rises 1% YoY to 40.7 mln T in Apr 2019-05-20

Coal dispatches by state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to the power sector rose marginally by 1% to 40.7 million tonnes in April 2019 compared to 40.3 million tonnes in the year-ago month, according to o

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1 Falling Chinese yuan dampens domestic buying appetite for import coal 2019-05-14

Chinese buying interest for overseas thermal coal subdued, due to the fall of Chinese yuan triggered by the suspension of China-US trade negotiations after the U.S President Donald Trump raised tariff

2 Chinese traders expect a weaker spot thermal coal market this week 2019-05-13

Chinese traders anticipated thermal coal prices to weaken at northern China's Bohai-rim ports this week following stableness in the past week. Utilities' buying appetite has stayed lukewa

3 High cost to limit downside room for China thermal coal 2019-05-15

Spot thermal coal prices are less likely to drop much at northern China ports, underpinned by firm cost and expectations for pre-summer stockpiling. It is more likely for spot price

4 Indonesian thermal coal prices soften on lack of demand 2019-05-16

Offer prices of Indonesian spot thermal coal cargoes edged down amid a lack of demand from Chinese buyers rattled by the falling Chinese yuan caused by US-China trade rift. One Zhejiang-b

5 Growing inventories stir worries over thermal coal price trend at N China ports 2019-05-20

Steadily growing thermal coal inventories at coastal utilities and northern transfer ports were souring traders' confidence in the short-term market, as demand from end buyers would likely further go

6 Import thermal coal comes under pressure amid poor China demand 2019-05-17

Following further decline of Chinese yuan amid escalation of US-China trading rift, import thermal coal prices edged lower late this week, and will probably remain under pressure in the short term, tr

7 A 3rd round met coke price hike looms in China amid tight supply 2019-05-16

Several producers in Jiexiu of Shanxi have proposed to increase met coke price further by 50 yuan/t on the back of active trading. The new offer of Quasi Grade I coke with 0.7% sulfur and

8 China's railway freight cuts spur concerns on spot thermal coal retreat 2019-05-16

Concerns over possible retreat of spot thermal coal prices were growing among participants at Bohai-rim ports in northern China, after several railway branches under the China Railway Corporation (CRC

9 China import thermal coal loses ground under weeklong pressure 2019-05-21

China's import thermal coal prices are losing ground as pressure is mounting alongside weeklong depreciation of Chinese yuan. On May 20, the Fenwei CCI index for Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg

10 Chinese thermal coal continues to be flat amid high cost and tepid demand 2019-05-17

Chinese traders are finding it difficult to reach deals on thermal coal at northern ports, as high FOB cost of thermal coal resulting from supply cutbacks in production bases met with tepid buying int

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