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Revoking of China's preferential treatment might further hurt its steel exports

2020-02-21 16:39:13 Policy,  Viewpoint,  Import & Export sxcoal.com

China's steel exports are facing increasingly head winds, after the U.S. removed China from the lists of developing countries as well...

Indonesian coal miners say buyers divert purchases due to unclear vessel rules

2020-02-21 14:33:37 Import & Export,  International reuters.com

Indonesian coal exports are being disrupted because the government has not issued technical guidance on the implementation of new shi...

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal suffers poor liquidity, prospect unclear

2020-02-21 11:36:26 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market still suffered poor liquidity near late this week, marking sluggish transactions for over...

S Korea Jan coal imports fall 10.56% MoM

2020-02-21 08:40:59 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

South Korea's coal imports (including thermal coal, metallurgical coal and anthracite) declined 10.56% month on month in January, whi...

S Korea Jan met coal imports up 15% MoM

2020-02-20 17:18:37 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Imports of met coal (including coking coal and PCI coal) in South Korea climbed in January after two-month decline, the latest custom...

S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019

2020-02-20 14:45:45 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019,...

S Africa Richards Bay Dec coal exports retreat after 4-mth increase

2020-02-20 14:05:15 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Coal exports from South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) fell back in December last year after four straight months of grow...

Indonesian thermal coal loses ground from 3-mth high in China

2020-02-20 11:34:33 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Prices of Indonesian low-calorific value thermal coal started losing ground after being kept at a three-month-plus high for seven ses...

Australia 2019 coal exports grow 2.2%

2020-02-20 10:44:37 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Australia posted a year-on-year rise of 2.2% in coal exports last year, showed the latest trade statistics. The country ...

Russia Dec coal exports decline 1.53% YoY, customs data

2020-02-19 14:52:51 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Russia posted a year-on-year decline of 1.53% in coal exports in December 2019, according to customs data, mainly dragged down by dec...

Japan's exports, machinery orders fall as virus risks grow

2020-02-19 14:47:13 Import & Export,  Safety reuters.com

Japan's machinery orders tumbled at their fastest pace since 2018 while exports posted a 14th straight month of decline as the world'...

Indonesian thermal coal holds support from rains despite China's curtailed demand

2020-02-19 11:56:58 Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Indonesian thermal coal held steady for sessions despite a marked decrease in Chinese demand, as the material remained supported by l...

India 2019 met coal imports dip 0.6%

2020-02-19 11:26:26 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

India registered a year-on-year decrease of 0.6% in metallurgical coal imports to 51.33 million tonnes in 2019, showed preliminary tr...

India 2019 coke imports fall 38.4%

2020-02-19 08:30:47 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

India imported 3.14 million tonnes of coke in 2019, reducing 38.4% from a year ago, preliminary trading data showed. The...

US 2019 anthracite exports climb 24.4% on yr

2020-02-19 08:29:00 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

The U.S saw a strong pickup of 24.4% in anthracite exports to 287,000 tonnes in 2019 compared with the year prior, showed the nation'...

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1 Qinhuangdao coal stocks rebound above 5Mt amid recovered supply 2020-02-21

Coal inventories at Qinhuangdao, key transshipment port in northern China, have recovered to above 5 million tonnes for the first time since early January, due to accelerated inbound arrivals followin

2 NW China city restores 75% of coal capacity, yet worries linger 2020-02-21

Yulin city, a major coal production city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, had restored 75% of its total coal production capacity as of February 18, according to a news briefing on the same da

3 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 21) 2020-02-21

Thermal coal Production area Purchases were active in Shaanxi from coking plants and chemical factories in local and surrounded areas, worsening supply woes. Labor shortages made most coal min

4 Expectations diverge on Chinese thermal coal market 2020-02-21

Market participants held different opinions about the direction of Chinese domestic thermal coal market from late February to early March, mainly focusing on the debate over whether recovery in the su

5 Chinese seaborne import thermal coal suffers poor liquidity, prospect unclear 2020-02-21

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market still suffered poor liquidity near late this week, marking sluggish transactions for over a week. Near-term prospects remained murky due to uncertain Chines

6 Active buying pushes up thermal coal prices in Shaanxi 2020-02-21

Thermal coal prices continued edging up in Shaanxi, the third-largest coal production base in China, as end buyers were scrambling to buy the material in an undersupplied market. In Yulin

7 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 20) 2020-02-20

Thermal coal Production area Coal production in northern areas is expected to fully return to normal in early March. As of February 17, over 70.2% of capacity, or 2.915 billion tonnes per a

8 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019, showed customs data. The country supplied a total 75.

9 France to close oldest nuclear power plant in Jun 2020-02-20

France will shut down the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, the country's oldest nuclear power plant, at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe'

10 China Shenhua Jan commercial coal output up 14.2% on yr 2020-02-20

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp., registered a 14.2% year-on-year rise in its commercial coal output in January, the company said in a statement on Februar

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1 Coal mines speeding up to reopen, virus impacts on supply abates, NEA 2020-02-17

A quick comeback of coal mines has been seen last week from suspension amid the virus outbreak, according to sources with the National Energy Administration. Impacts by restrictions against the virus

2 China power demand drops as coronavirus shutters plants 2020-02-17

China's industrial power demand in 2020 may decline by as much as 73 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), according to IHS Markit, as the outbreak of the coronavirus has curtailed factory output and prevente

3 China's daily crude steel output falls 2.68% in early Feb amid virus 2020-02-17

Daily crude steel output at China's key steel mills fell by 2.68% from ten days ago to 1.94 million tonnes in early February, according to data from the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA).

4 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019, showed customs data. The country supplied a total 75.

5 Vietnam to use more coal, oil in 2020 to power growth, govt 2020-02-17

Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower plants because of a lack of rain, the government said on February 14.

6 China thermal coal market faces 2-3 mth short squeeze due to coronavirus: Noble 2020-02-18

China's domestic thermal coal market faces a 2-3 month short squeeze as a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak curtails production more than demand, Noble Resources' chief coal analyst said on Febru

7 China coal city sees main industries resume works 2020-02-19

Main industries and enterprises have basically resumed operation in a coal city of Luliang in northern China's Shanxi province, local media reported. Thirty coking firms have all restarte

8 Russia Dec coal exports decline 1.53% YoY, customs data 2020-02-19

Russia posted a year-on-year decline of 1.53% in coal exports in December 2019, according to customs data, mainly dragged down by decreased buys from China. The country shipped a total 18

9 China resumes over 70% coal production capacity amid epidemic 2020-02-19

China has resumed 70.2% of its coal production capacity with output recovering steadily amid the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on February

10 India aims to be self-sufficient in coal production by 2024 2020-02-18

Indian union minister Pralhad Joshi has said the Centre aims self-sufficiency in the coal sector by 2024 and the changes in the coal mining policy have been effected to achieve the same.

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1 Indonesian miners accelerate coal shipments despite virus fears 2020-02-10

Indonesian miners sped up vessel loading of thermal coal to China, traders said, despite fears of the novel coronavirus that have killed hundreds of people. A Beijing-based trader said hi

2 China's spot thermal coal trades still hammered by short supply 2020-02-10

Trading activity of spot thermal coal remained quiet at northern Chinese transfer ports late last week, with many end buyers failing to find cargoes amid the coronavirus-interrupted coal supply.

3 China's spot thermal coal rallies to 4-mth high on undersupply 2020-02-13

Chinese spot thermal coal rallied to a four-month high on the back of long-standing undersupply at northern transfer ports, and the winning streak is likely to be sustained in the short term.

4 China's transport curbs add to thermal coal supply woes at N ports 2020-02-11

Transport curbs that were imposed by some provinces to avert virus spread are adding to thermal coal supply woes at northern China ports, raising upbeat prospects for further price rises in the follow

5 China's import thermal coal trading in a standoff amid uncertainty 2020-02-18

Trading activity entered a lull in Chinese import thermal coal market at the beginning of this week, as Chinese end buyers temporarily stoppedseeking cargoesfrom import market amid growing uncertainti

6 Worries creep up in China's spot thermal coal market 2020-02-14

Worries for a possible retreat crept up in China's spot thermal coal market after prices notched a four-month high, owing totapering buying interest although supply shortage continued biting.

7 Indonesian thermal coal solid on robust Chinese demand 2020-02-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices maintained an upward pace in the Chinese seaborne import market, as Chinese utilities released firm demand amid domestic supply woe caused by the ongoing coronavirus out

8 China coking coal supply sinks amid mines' slow resumption 2020-02-11

Coking coal supply kept sinking in China's main production areas on February 10, due mainly to slow production resumption at many mines alongside nationwide efforts to ward off novel coronavirus.

9 Bearishness prevails in Chinese import thermal coal market 2020-02-14

With clear increases in the recent two weeks, prices of import thermal coal cargoes have been close to the upper limit of Chinese buyers' acceptance. As buying interest is gradually fading, most marke

10 QHD port coal stocks slump to three-yr-plus trough on reduced supply 2020-02-12

Qinhuangdao port, a leading coal transfer hub in North China, saw coal stockpiles plummet to a three-year-plus low in early February amid China's coronavirus-interrupted coal supply. Inve

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