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  • Thursday June 24,2021
  • 17:19:54Coal  
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    On June 24, China's coke futures opened the daytime session at 2,790 yuan/t, and eventually closed at the same level, which was 2.16% higher than a day earlier. The futures broke 2,800-yuan/t mark at one point; coking coal futures JM2109 closed at 2,045.5 yuan/t, a 1.82% rise; thermal coal contract ZC2109 closed at 856.8 yuan/t, down 0.05%.

  • 16:01:21Coke  
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    The most-actively traded coke futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange rose as much as 3.8% to 2,836 yuan/t ($437.80/t) on June 24 , the highest since May 13. They closed up 2.2% at 2,790 yuan/t.

  • 15:52:41Coal  Gas  
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    China is expected to cut its coal use to 44% of energy consumption by 2030 and 8% by 2060, while increasing the use of natural gas in its primary energy mix to 12% in 2030 from 8.7% in 2020, said Zhu Xingshan, senior director, Planning Department CNPC at a conference on June 24.

  • 13:58:20Steel  
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    On June 23, square billet Q235 was offered at 4,820 yuan/t in Tangshan, Hebei province, down 30 yuan/t from a day ago, 200 yuan/t from a week ago and 330 yuan/t from a month ago.

  • 13:50:52Coal  
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    China Coal Transportation and Distribution Association held a meeting recently, saying coal producers are facing a greater pressure for providing sufficient supply in the near future, which need more efforts from the government. It also urged state-owned producers to accelerate the release of advanced capacity.

  • 13:48:26Power  
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    On June 22, Wuhai power grid operator expected the peak load to appear in late July to early August, at 14.6 GW, possibly a 17.6% rise compared with the peak load a year ago.

  • 13:46:28Coke  
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    As of June 23, Fenwei assessed Quasi Grade I coke prices at 2,800 yuan/t at Rizhao port, Shandong province, ex-stock with VAT, up 50 yuan/t from a day ago and 150 yuan/t from a week ago. It was 120 yuan/t higher than a month ago, and 48.9% higher than the year-ago level.

  • 13:46:20Power  
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    China's May power consumption increased 12.5% on the year, suggesting continuously upward trend for economic growth. Hindered by rising costs amid high coal prices, coal-fired power producers had to trim some generation to reduce losses, whereas hydro and nuclear units saw a significant rise in capacity utilization, making them also the major force to support power consumption.

  • 13:36:41Power  
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    China's total power use in industrial sector rose 18.5% year on year during the first five months of 2021, with the year-on-year growth expanding significantly by 22.4 percentage points from the year-ago level, showed data from the National Energy Administration.

  • 11:55:27Coal  Logistics  
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    A train loaded with 3,322 tonnes of coal in 50 wagons departed from Duolun, Xilingol of Inner Mongolia was discharged at railway station of Jingtang port in Hebei, marking another join-up of main rail lines between the coal-rich base to northern transfer ports following the connection with Caofeidian port.

  • 11:20:33Coal  
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    Mongolia's coal exports declined 35.8% YoY but jumped 96.4% MoM to 1.40 Mt in May, adding the total exports in January-May to 8.88 Mt, rising 40.7% over the same period last year, according to Mongolian statistics data.

  • 11:15:13Steel  
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    Mongolia exported 3.37 Mt of iron ore in the first five months this year, down 2% on the year, accounting for 13.4% of Mongolia's total cargo exports, according to the customs data.

  • 10:48:03Others  
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    Mongolia declared 2,213 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours on June 23, sending the cumulative infections to 100,263 cases. It took only one month for Mongolia's total confirmed cases to climb up to 100,000 from 50,000.

  • 10:22:41Coal  Power  
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    As a mining and energy giant in Shanxi with six subsidiaries, Jinneng Holding Group owns total assets of 1.14 trillion yuan ($175.4 billion), coal capacity of 440 Mt, power installed capacity of 38.14 GW, assets size of coal mining equipment manufacturing of 36.7 billion yuan.

  • 10:18:54Steel  
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    Inventory of five major steel products at China's 20 cities climbed 3.8% from ten days ago to 11.22 Mt on Jun 20, CISA data showed, marking the first increase following nine straight sessions of decline from a peak of 17.77 Mt on Mar 10.

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