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EU agrees to extend steel import curbs until 2021

2019-01-18 14:15:46 Policy,  Import & Export,  International,  Steel Products reuters.com

The European Union will limit imports of steel into the bloc following U.S. President Donald Trump's imposition of metals tariffs aft...

Vietnam's coal exports up 7.6% YoY in 2018

2019-01-17 17:06:17 Import & Export,  International xinhuanet.com

Vietnam exported roughly 2.4 million tonnes of coal worth $325 million in 2018, mainly to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India and Mal...

Inner Mongolia Ceke 2018 coal imports up 6.23% on yr

2019-01-17 13:30:33 Import & Export,  Inland Shipment sxcoal.com

Ceke border crossing, a major international crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, imported 14.16 million ton...

Chinese steel recyclers size options ahead of import ban

2019-01-17 08:43:27 Import & Export chinadaily.com.cn

An impending policy to tighten scrap steel imports is bound to shake up the domestic market, but the influence will be limited, said ...

Ganqimaodu coal imports up 5.3% YoY in 2018

2019-01-16 17:20:30 Import & Export,  Inland Shipment sxcoal.com

Ganqimaodu border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region imported 18.07 million tonnes of Mongolian coal in 20...

Mongolia Dec coal exports up 18.38% YoY, NSO

2019-01-16 12:54:27 Import & Export,  Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Mongolia exported 2.45 million tonnes of coal in December 2018, increasing 18.38% on the year but falling 0.39% on the month, the sec...

Queensland exports record amount of coal in 2018

2019-01-15 17:00:17 Import & Export,  International brisbanetimes.com

Data from Queensland's ports revealed total coal exports of 223 million tonnes over the year to December 2018, surpassing by 2 millio...

China's natural gas imports hit record high in 2018

2019-01-15 09:46:35 Import & Export sxcoal.com

China's imports of natural gas climbed to a new high last year in part due to government support for clean energy. ...

China's 2018 iron ore imports fall 1 pct, first annual drop since 2010

2019-01-15 08:50:05 Import & Export,  Iron Ore reuters.com

China's 2018 iron ore imports fell by 1% from the previous year, the first annual decline since 2010, according to data from the Gene...

China Dec steel exports down 2% on yr

2019-01-14 15:52:01 Import & Export sxcoal.com

China exported 5.56 million tonnes of steel products in December, a year-on-year decrease of 2%, the latest customs data showed. ...

Coal expected to be Australia's most valuable export in FY2018-19

2019-01-14 15:36:40 Viewpoint,  Import & Export,  International asia.nikkei.com

Coal is expected to become Australia's most valuable export for the first time in nine years in fiscal 2018 ending June this year, as...

China 2018 coal imports up 3.9%, above expectations

2019-01-14 15:25:14 Import & Export sxcoal.com

China imported a total 281.23 million tonnes of coal, lignite included, in 2018, customs data showed, failing to meet the government...

China 2018 coal exports slump 39%

2019-01-14 13:55:43 Import & Export sxcoal.com

China exported a total of 4.93 million tonnes of coal in 2018, down 39% from the previous year, showed data from the General Administ...

China's foreign trade up 9.7% 2018

2019-01-14 12:00:15 Import & Export chinadaily.com.cn

China's foreign trade volume reached 30.51 trillion yuan in 2018, up 9.7% year on year, reaching a record high in import and export v...

Foreign miners look to strong Chinese coal import in early Spring

2019-01-11 10:41:54 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Some foreign miners look to an upturn in China's thermal coal import in early Spring of February and March, when utilities and indust...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jan 14 – Jan 18) 2019-01-18

India's ECL output at 33 mln T during Apr-Dec FY2018-19 Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, said on January 17 it produced 32.9 million tonnes of coal in the first thre

2 China on track to cut steel asset-liability ratio to below 60% 2019-01-18

China is on track to further reduce the asset-liability ratio in its steel industry, which stood at 65.74% as of end-November last year, according to an industry meeting held on January 14.

3 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 18) 2019-01-18

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area More mines in Yulin city of Shaanxi were ordered to halt production for safety checks, and most mines were mainly selling stocks. Miners frequ

4 Thoughts about Chinese Shenmu coal accident 2019-01-18

One deadly coal mine accident in northwestern China's Shaanxi province on January 12, which took away 21 lives, has shocked the entire market. Beyond sorrow and regret, there are many aspects we sh

5 Traders divided on China's pre-holiday thermal coal market 2019-01-18

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market were divided in the short-term outlook before the Spring Festival holiday, with some holding back on sales anticipating strong pickups while the others

6 Market hype helps push up Indonesian coal prices, traders 2019-01-18

Indonesian coal prices have risen visibly in recent days, and some Chinese traders deemed it unreasonable, in spite of multiple positive factors including heavy rain that has affected local production

7 China Dec power coal price index overview 2019-01-18

China's monthly-issued price index of power coal staged a year-on-year decline of 2.61% in the last month of 2018, which was still 0.41% higher compared with the November level, showed data from the s

8 China 2018 solar curtailment rate declines to 3%, NEA 2019-01-17

China's solar power electricity could be 97% utilized in 2018, and only 3% of the total generation was idled, showed data from the National Energy Administration, down 2.8 percentage points from a yea

9 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 17) 2019-01-17

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal prices continued rising at major production areas. A large numbers of coal mines in Shenmu and Fugu of Shaanxi halted produc

10 CHN Energy lowers spot coal prices by 1-11 yuan/t, sources 2019-01-17

China Energy Investment Corporation (CHN Energy), the nation's top coal miner, reduced its spot prices of thermal coal for the week ending January 21 by 1-11 yuan/t, a pullback from price hikes in the

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1 Mongolia's coal exports hit all-time high in 2018 2019-01-07

Mongolia's coal exports hit an all-time high in 2018, the country's finance ministry said on January 4. The landlocked Asian country exported a total of 36.5 million tonnes of coal in 201

2 More coal mines ordered to stop production in Shaanxi 2019-01-16

More coal mines are ordered to halt operation for rectification in Yulin city, northwestern China's Shaanxi province after a fatal accident in Shenmu on January 12. Coal mines with blasti

3 S. Africa Nov thermal coal exports hit one-yr high 2019-01-07

South Africa's thermal coal exports reached 7.92 million tonnes in November, hitting a new high since November last year, showed customs data. The November tonnage was basically unchanged

4 China industry ministry to ban new steel project expansions 2019-01-11

China will "strictly prohibit" the expansion of new iron and steel projects in 2019, the country’s industry minister told the official Xinhua agency in an interview on January 10. M

5 China 2018 coal imports up 3.9%, above expectations 2019-01-14

China imported a total 281.23 million tonnes of coal, lignite included, in 2018, customs data showed, failing to meet the government's earlier expectations of controlling at lose to the 2017 level.

6 China's reinforced safety checks target 38 coal mines; 88.76 Mtpa capacity involved 2019-01-11

A total 38 coal mines with collective capacity reaching 88.76 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) are targeted in a new round of safety checks in China, as the central government highlighted safety issues

7 Indonesia sets lower coal production target to help stabilize global price 2019-01-08

The government has lowered its coal production target for 2019 to 480 million tonnes in an effort to stabilize the global coal price, an official has said. Last year's target was 485 mill

8 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jan 7 – Jan 11) 2019-01-11

Russia 2018 coal exports rise to close 200 Mt Russian coal exports totaled 191 million tonnes last year, rising 3.42% from 185 million tonnes in 2017, showed preliminary statistics from Ener

9 Indonesia Nov coal exports up 4.73% on yr 2019-01-07

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 35.68 million tonnes of coal in November, increasing 4.73% from the preceding year but down 11.77% from October, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Va

10 China's CNOOC to build pipeline linking coal-to-gas project to supply grid 2019-01-09

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is planning to build a pipeline to supply fuel from a coal-to-gas project to the Hebei-Beijing-Tianjin area, top consuming region for natural gas, CNOOC

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1 Chinese customs allow import coal to pass through, traders 2019-01-03

Chinese customs authorities have allowed import thermal coal cargoes to proceed for clearance procedure after the New Year holiday as expected earlier, traders reported. Thermal coal impo

2 China's spot thermal coal prices may head down as port demand drops 2019-01-09

China's spot thermal coal prices might head down in a short term as the downward spiral of port transaction and sagging demand from end users unleashed bearish sentiments among traders for future mark

3 Indonesian coal trades to China remain dull 2019-01-04

Indonesian thermal coal trades to Chinese buyers remained stagnant with few offers and bids seen in the market, trade sources said. Indonesian miners haven't fully come back to work, whil

4 Chinese thermal coal lacks strength to keep rising, traders 2019-01-08

Chinese thermal coal prices may lack sustained momentum to go up further, traders said, although cargoes settled and offered at northern ports continued edging up on January 7. This was m

5 China Coal Daily Track (Jan 3) 2019-01-03

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Thermal coal market stayed lackluster at main production areas, with slight price rises at some areas. With tight supply during the New Ye

6 Bearish sentiment deepens in China coke market 2019-01-02

Sentiment in China's met coke market further weakened after large steel mills cut purchase prices for the steelmaking material amid sliding steel prices, sources said. It was learned that

7 Downbeat sentiment creeps up in China's spot coal market 2019-01-04

Downbeat sentiment crept up again in China's spot thermal coal market in the first days of January, even though some traders have been holding back on sales on optimistic outlook days before the New Y

8 Newcastle coal price to decline 30% by 2020 2019-01-08

Asia-Pacific benchmark Newcastle coal prices could decline by around 30% by 2020, from 2018 average levels, as Chinese import demand cools, an Australian government report said. The Newca

9 China's import thermal coal market may cool down, traders 2019-01-10

China's import thermal coal market is likely to cool down after utilities finish their buyings, yet prices may not fluctuate sharply, trade sources said. Some Chinese utilities have issue

10 China spot thermal coal market ends 10-day price rebound 2019-01-10

There are some odds that recent price rebound of thermal coal starting late December may come to end at northern China's Bohai-rim ports, as traders scrambled to sell amid weakening demand before the

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