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Laden LNG tanker heading to China from U.S., first since Mar 2019

2020-03-31 13:50:04 Import & Export,  Production & Sales reuters.com

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker which loaded a cargo from the United States is currently heading to China, the first shipment si...

Indonesian Bayan's frozen operations stir different impact evaluations

2020-03-31 11:43:49 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesia's PT Bayan Resources said on March 27 that three subsidiaries in East Kalimantan have suspended mining operations effective...

Mongolia reopens coal exports through Shivee Khuren on Mar 30

2020-03-30 17:12:51 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Mongolian coal exports through Shivee Khuren border crossing have been reopened on March 30, following lift of border lockdown at Gas...

Chinese coking coal buyers wait for Q2 term contract pricing

2020-03-30 11:58:36 Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese domestic and seaborne import coking coal markets both entered a lull late last week, as domestic buyers preferred to wait for...

Global thermal coal exports may continue to suffer from coronavirus woes

2020-03-30 11:41:06 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

International thermal coal exporters are expected to further suffer from demand cutback after many countries adopted lockdown measure...

LNG tankers build up around Indian ports after force majeure

2020-03-27 14:57:58 Import & Export,  International reuters.com

At least five fully-laden liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are idling offshore India, as yet unable to discharge their cargoes, af...

Spot Australian coking coal further slides in China; decline may not ease quickly

2020-03-27 12:00:52 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Spot Australian premium coking coal further softened in China, a response to coke producers' tepid restocking as their profit margins...

S.Korea Q1 thermal coal imports set for 10-yr low on anti-pollution measures

2020-03-26 15:56:40 General,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal reuters.com

South Korea's first-quarter thermal coal imports are set to fall to a decade-low due to stricter air pollution measures, while the co...

China's import met coal extends weakness as COVID-19 hurts steel industry

2020-03-26 12:06:22 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

China's import metallurgical coal, including Australian and Mongolian coal, extended weakness as rapid outburst of COVID-19 across th...

Indian LNG importers issue force majeure notices as gas demand slumps, sources

2020-03-26 08:40:11 Import & Export,  International reuters.com

Indian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importers have issued force majeure notices to suppliers as domestic gas demand and port operation...

Thailand Feb thermal coal imports hit an 18-mth high

2020-03-25 16:27:03 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Thailand's thermal coal imports hit an 18-month high in February, with a significant increase from a year earlier, customs data sho...

Weak Chinese coking coal market banking on coke rebounds, but trades sparse

2020-03-25 11:59:06 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Currently depressed Chinese coking coal market is banking on possible coke market rebounds since a favorable sign emerged that coke p...

Australia Feb coal exports down 7.23% MoM

2020-03-25 11:26:50 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Australia exported a total 29.59 million tonnes of coal in February, a 7.23% reduction from January's 31.89 million tonnes, showed th...

Chinese 5,500 Kcal thermal coal plummets to 3.5-yr low

2020-03-25 11:19:51 Import & Export,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal traded at northern ports plummeted to a three-and-a-half-year trough, losing a total 27 yuan/t...

Mongolia resumes coal exports from Gashuun Sukhait on Mar 23

2020-03-24 15:01:27 Import & Export,  International,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Mongolia officially resumed coal export business through Gashuun Sukhait to its largest market China on March 23, the country's Finan...

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1 China's Mar steel PMI recovers to 42.2 as coronavirus impact eases 2020-03-31

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector recovered to 42.2 in March from 36.6 a month earlier, data from the CFLP Steel Logistics Professional Committee (CSLPC) showed on March 31,

2 China Coal Daily Track (Mar 31) 2020-03-31

Thermal coal Production area The pithead market didn't see much movement at the beginning of this week. Miners remained under downward pressures as demand from inland buyers had almost no improv

3 Futures slump hit China's spot thermal coal market 2020-03-31

China's spot thermal coal market fell again at the beginning of this week after a slump in the futures market. The Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange main contract 2009 decreased by 14.0 yuan/t

4 Chinese met coal pulls back despite steady Q2 term contract prices 2020-03-31

Chinese metallurgical coal market witnessed another round of quick fallbacks in a large variety of coal grades at the start of this week, although top coal miners have held the second-quarter term con

5 Indonesian Bayan's frozen operations stir different impact evaluations 2020-03-31

Indonesia's PT Bayan Resources said on March 27 that three subsidiaries in East Kalimantan have suspended mining operations effective March 25, in a quick response to Indonesian government's previous

6 China's manufacturing activity expanded in Mar, defying expectations of a contraction 2020-03-31

China on March 31 said the official Purchasing Manager's Index for March was 52.0, beating expectations for an economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Analysts polled by Reuters had expe

7 Weekly China thermal coal analysis and forecast 2020-03-31

China's spot thermal coal market saw another falling week at northern transfer ports with no improvements in demand. By comparison, supply kept growing with inventory creating a new high at ports.

8 Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast 2020-03-31

Coking coal market further softened at China's main production areas during the past week, as domestic supply improved while downstream sectors showed tepid demand alongside weak run. Aus

9 Mongolia reopens coal exports through Shivee Khuren on Mar 30 2020-03-30

Mongolian coal exports through Shivee Khuren border crossing have been reopened on March 30, following lift of border lockdown at Gasuunsukhait early last week, local authorities said on the same day.

10 China Coal Daily Track (Mar 30) 2020-03-30

Thermal coal Production area Coal sales were generally poor at northern production areas last week. Most deliveries last week were long-term contract cargoes, while spot trades remained tep

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1 Mongolia resumes coal exports from Gashuun Sukhait on Mar 23 2020-03-24

Mongolia officially resumed coal export business through Gashuun Sukhait to its largest market China on March 23, the country's Finance Minister Chimed Khurelbaatar said on the same day, following a s

2 China's steel product prices moderately rebound in mid-Mar, NBS 2020-03-25

China saw mild upward revisions for steel product prices in mid-March, official data showed, riding on multiple positive factors of improving market liquidity, firm iron ore prices and better macro-

3 Thailand Feb thermal coal imports hit an 18-mth high 2020-03-25

Thailand's thermal coal imports hit an 18-month high in February, with a significant increase from a year earlier, customs data showed. In February, Thailand's imports of thermal

4 China Feb power consumption down 10.1% on yr 2020-03-23

China's power consumption decreased 10.1% year on year to 439.8 TWh in February, showed data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) on March 20. For the residential segment, power

5 Inner Mongolia Jan-Feb raw coal output logs rare 14.1% drop 2020-03-27

Inner Mongolia, top coal production hub in China, logged a steep year-on-year decline of 14.1% in raw coal production in the first two months this year, according to official data, primarily affected

6 China's planned coal power capacity surged 46% in 2019 2020-03-27

China's planned coal-fired power capacity last year increased for the first time since Beijing imposed restrictions on new coal plant proposals and permits in 2016, a joint study by four international

7 China's State Grid 2019 profit hits 6-year low 2020-03-27

State Grid Corp. of China said its profit totaled 77 billion yuan in 2019, down 1.26% from a year ago, hitting a new low since 2014, the company said in a reported dated March 24. The cou

8 China's Chongqing govt to sell Chongqing Iron & Steel 2020-03-23

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission for the Chinese city of Chongqing opened bids to sell its 100% stake in Chongqing Iron & Steel (Group) Co Ltd starting on March 23,

9 Coal India attains highest single-day production of 3.17 Mt 2020-03-23

Coal India Ltd's single-day production peaked to a new high of 3.17 million tonnes on March 20, a company official said on March 21. The figure surpassed the biggest single-day output of

10 Weekly global coal market news summary (Mar 23-Mar 27) 2020-03-27

Large offer-bid spread curbs Indonesian thermal coal trade in China The gap was still large between offers and bids of Indonesian thermal coal in the Chinese seaborne import market, as particip

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1 China's thermal coal market shows signs of improvement 2020-03-18

China's spot thermal coal market is on track to stabilize late this week with signs of improvement shown in demand at northern transfer ports on the second trading day. Traders reported t

2 China's import coal curbs seem yet to have substantive effect 2020-03-17

Market talk that China has intensified restrictions on import coal has been spreading recently, but the effect has been seldom talked about. Based on relevent sources, sxcoal.com has summ

3 China's maritime quarantine adds blow to import thermal coal market 2020-03-19

Some Chinese customs tightened quarantine measures on all foreign vessels alongside spreading coronavirus across the world. This is expected to add additional blow to China's import thermal coal marke

4 China's steel exports fall nearly 30% in Jan-Feb, still under pressure in Mar 2020-03-19

Although China will raise export tax rebates on part of steel products from March 20, the current epidemic situation in Asian and European markets has severely curbed the demand for Chinese steel expo

5 Indonesian thermal coal stabilizes at 6-mth-plus low; trades increase 2020-03-20

Indonesian thermal coal prices stabilized at its six-month-plus low in Chinese seaborne import market, which was deemed by some participants as a sign of milder volatilities in the days ahead.

6 Australian coking coal traded higher in China; Mongolian coal loses steam 2020-03-20

Australian premium coking coal was traded moderately higher in Chinese import market, possibly linked with a dearth of cargoes on recent closure of three coal terminals amid adverse weather conditions

7 China's Feb coking coal imports tumble 45% on mth amid coronavirus ripple effect 2020-03-18

China's coking coal imports presented a month-on-month slump of 44.9% in February, mainly due to sharply decreased shipments from Mongolia as it shut down all export border crossings connecting China

8 China thermal coal price cuts do nothing to improve demand 2020-03-16

Chinese domestic thermal coal market saw prices further decline at northern transfer ports over the final trading day last week. That seemed helpless to boost buying interest but aggravated the bearis

9 Indonesian 3,800 Kcal coal steady after flagging to 6-mth low 2020-03-16

FOB price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal heading to China held steady for two sessions late last week after pulling back to a six-month low, showing no signs of improving in the near ter

10 Covid-19 impact on global coal supply may bolster Indonesian thermal coal 2020-03-26

Worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has brought several key production countries of coal into lockdown, threatening global supply of the fossil fuel. This may bolster Indonesian thermal coal prices by neutral

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