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Weekly China coal market news summary (Feb 18 – Feb 22)

2019-02-22 17:51:49 General sxcoal.com

Inner Mongolia Zhunger Jan coal output up 6.1% on yr Zhunger in Inner Mongolia autonomous region produced 26.59 million tonnes ...

Chongqing Jan gas consumption up 4.92% on yr

2019-02-22 17:49:09 Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Chongqing city in southwestern China staged a 4.92% year-on-year pickup in natural gas use to 768 million cubic meters in January, sh...

Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 18 – Feb 22)

2019-02-22 17:21:26 General,  International sxcoal.com

Growing Indonesian coal prices dampen Chinese buying interest Chinese buyers shunned purchases of Indonesian thermal coal as...

Henan Jan power consumption up 2.69% on yr

2019-02-22 17:15:38 sxcoal.com

Central China's Henan province consumed 31.62 TWh of electricity in January, increasing 2.69% from the preceding year, showed data fr...

Xinjiang 2018 raw coal output up 6.4%

2019-02-22 16:17:34 Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region produced 190 million tonnes of raw coal in 2018, climbing 6.4% from a year earl...

China Pingmei Shenma Jan profit surges 2.9 times on yr

2019-02-22 15:50:52 Company,  Cost & Profit sxcoal.com

China Pingmei Shenma Group, one leading state-owned energy firm in central China's Henan province, saw its profit surge 2.9 times fro...

China's iron ore futures fall over 3pct on tepid demand

2019-02-22 14:30:50 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

China's benchmark iron ore futures dipped as much as 3.2% in early trade on February 22 and are on track to post their first weekly l...

China Coal Daily Track (Feb 22)

2019-02-22 13:30:52 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Mines' production resumption went slowly in Yulin district of Shaani; ...

China Jan truck freight volume rise 6% to 3.2 bln T

2019-02-22 13:15:01 General sxcoal.com

China's truck freight volume totaled 3.19 billion tonnes in January, up 6.3% from a year earlier, data showed from the Ministry of Tr...

BHP announces 8% drop in profits in last six months of 2018

2019-02-22 13:14:50 Company,  Cost & Profit,  International mining-technology.com

Mining giant BHP has released its financial results for the second half of 2018, reporting that its attributable profit in the six mo...

Chinese LNG market heats up after Spring Festival

2019-02-22 13:00:44 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's liquefied natural gas (LNG) market turned around after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday. In February 15-21, LN...

Columbia 2018 coal exports down 17.43%

2019-02-22 12:59:53 Import & Export sxcoal.com

Coal-rich Columbia exported 86.89 million tonnes of coal in 2018, decreasing 17.43% from the preceding year, showed data from Columbi...

Official clarity comes out on Australia coking coal imports; domestic supplies tight

2019-02-22 11:55:43 Policy,  Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

After concerns and doubts arose following Reuters' report on China's bans of Australian coal imports, an official with the Ministry o...

Growing Indonesian coal prices dampen Chinese buying interest

2019-02-22 11:52:03 Viewpoint,  Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese buyers shunned purchases of Indonesian thermal coal as its prices have been rising sharply, traders reported. On...

China spot thermal coal heads down; March outlook divided

2019-02-22 11:49:16 Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

China's spot thermal coal market headed down on February 21 after several days of faltering, meeting expectations of a halt of linger...

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1 Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 18 – Feb 22) 2019-02-22

Growing Indonesian coal prices dampen Chinese buying interest Chinese buyers shunned purchases of Indonesian thermal coal as its prices have been rising sharply, traders reported. &nb

2 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 22) 2019-02-22

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Mines' production resumption went slowly in Yulin district of Shaani; local large mines maintained normal production and mainly supplied

3 Growing Indonesian coal prices dampen Chinese buying interest 2019-02-22

Chinese buyers shunned purchases of Indonesian thermal coal as its prices have been rising sharply, traders reported. On February 21, the Fenwei CCI Index for Indonesian 3,800 kcal/kg NAR

4 China spot thermal coal heads down; March outlook divided 2019-02-22

China's spot thermal coal market headed down on February 21 after several days of faltering, meeting expectations of a halt of lingering strength owing to utilities' slack buying. Despite

5 China customs testing coal imports for environmental reasons: foreign ministry 2019-02-21

China's customs administration is testing coal imports for reasons including environmental protection, a foreign ministry spokesman said on February 21. Spokesman Geng Shuang made the com

6 China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota, source 2019-02-21

Customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbours at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group tol

7 Thermal coal traders scramble to sell at N China ports; prices stop rising 2019-02-21

Traders were generally scrambling to sell spot thermal coal at northern Chinese ports, in response to shrinking buying activity from power plants. This has resulted in a pause of price ri

8 Indonesian coal CFR China price spikes to 4-mth high 2019-02-21

Prices of Indonesian thermal coal sold to China jumped to a four-month high, prompted by weak competition from Australia coal, shrinking supply and robust demand from Indian buyers. On Fe

9 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 21) 2019-02-21

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area The majority of coal mines in Yulin of Shaanxi that halted production after an accident haven't nailed down resumption schedules, and some may

10 China Jan power coal price index down to 17-mth low to 511 yuan/t, NDRC 2019-02-21

China's monthly-issued price index of power generation coal declined 2.14% month on month to 511.02 yuan/t in January, hitting a 17-month low since September 2017, showed data from the National Develo

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1 China's import coal ban may last for months; Australian miners suffer 2019-02-11

China is said to possibly maintain its tight controls on import coal for the coming months after February, an expectation among market players shortly after the nation strengthened coking coal import

2 China coal imports surge to new high in Jan amid delayed clearance 2019-02-14

China's coal imports surged to a new high in January since February 2014, Chinese customs data showed on February 14, more than triple of the size of December. January's coal imports tota

3 Registration kicks off for 9th (2019) Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit 2019-02-14

Hosted by China's coal industry portal sxcoal.com, the 9th (2019) Global Coking Coal Resource & Market Summit is set to convene in Beijing in April 10-11, 2019. China's cok

4 Australian thermal coal prices fall to lowest since Apr 2018 on weak China demand 2019-02-11

Australian thermal coal prices have fallen to their lowest since April 2018 as a slowdown in Chinese imports dents demand for the commodity. Spot cargo prices for Australian thermal coal

5 Mongolia Jan coal exports up 8% YoY 2019-02-18

Mongolia exported 2.16 million tonnes of coal in January, increasing 8.43% year on year, showed the data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia. However, Mongolia'

6 Weekly China coal market news summary (Feb 11 – Feb 15) 2019-02-15

China coal imports surge to new high in Jan amid delayed clearance China's coal imports surged to a new high in January since February 2014, Chinese customs data showed on February 14, more than

7 Indonesia Dec coal exports up 5.64% on yr 2019-02-11

Coal-rich Indonesia exported 36.66 million tonnes of coal in December, increasing 5.64% from the preceding year and up 2.76% from November, showed data from BPS-Statistics Indonesia. Valu

8 Weekly global coal market news summary (Feb 11 – Feb 15) 2019-02-15

Indonesian thermal coal rebounds to 3-mth high in China import market Prices of Indonesian thermal coal have rebounded to a three-month high in China's seaborne import market, presenting a s

9 China looks set to overtake Japan as the largest buyer of Australian LNG 2019-02-13

Australian LNG production — already at record highs — is set to grow even further over the next couple of years, helping to boost Australian export volumes. It's clear from the chart belo

10 China power consumption expected to rise 5.5% in 2019, CEC 2019-02-12

China's electricity consumption is expected to rise by 5.5% year on year in 2019, down from a six-year high of 8.5% last year, according to a report issued by China Electricity Council (CEC) on

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1 China's spot thermal coal prices rebound to 600 yuan/t; bullish sentiment grows 2019-02-15

China's spot thermal coal prices rebounded to 600 yuan/t ($88.6/t) at northern ports after holding flat for six days following five-day lose since late-January, fanning bullish sentiments among market

2 Australia to invest more in coal projects in next few years 2019-02-12

Australia is expected to increase investment in coal projects significantly in the next few years, according to the latest "Resources and Energy Quarterly" report for December quarter published by the

3 Upbeat signs emerge in China thermal coal market 2019-02-13

China's coastal thermal coal market ran a bit stronger as participants gradually returned from the Spring Festival holiday, with offer prices inching higher two days after the weeklong break.

4 China's coal industry vitality to weaken in 2019, experts 2019-02-15

The economic vitality of China's coal industry is likely to weaken in 2019 compared with last year, and risks of supply glut may re-emerge if proper regulatory measures are not in place, said Yue Fubi

5 Chinese utilities' post-holiday coal buying slack; import policy in spotlight 2019-02-12

Most utilities in China were still staying on the sidelines after the weeklong Spring Festival break, with market sentiment shadowed by a lack of clarity on the government's import policy.

6 China import thermal coal trades remain light on lukewarm buying 2019-02-14

Trades of thermal coal remained light in Chinese seaborne import market so far this week, as domestic power plants were reluctant to restock given their high stockpiles and customs clearance issues im

7 Indonesian thermal coal rebounds to 3-mth high in China import market 2019-02-15

Prices of Indonesian thermal coal have rebounded to a three-month high in China's seaborne import market, presenting a sharper growth following small rises after Chinese Lunar New Year holidays.

8 Rising demand pushes up Chinese thermal coal prices further 2019-02-15

Chinese thermal coal market became more active with increased inquiries and trades at northern transfer ports, driving prices to move up further. On February 14, the Fenwei CCI index for

9 Chinese thermal coal extends strength; demand for Shanxi coal up 2019-02-14

Chinese domestic thermal coal market kept gaining strength from growing demand for Shanxi premium cargoes, which also helped push up prices in other coals. On February 13, the Fenwei CCI

10 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 13) 2019-02-13

Thermal coal Domestic market Production area Affected by low work resumption of downstream enterprises, miners in Shaanxi's Yulin started lowering their prices, which was also partly ass

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