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Weekly global coal market news summary (Sep 16-Sep 20)

2019-09-20 18:39:36 General,  International sxcoal.com

Chinese import thermal coal expected to stabilize ahead of holiday Chinese import thermal coal market is expected to wind down...

Weekly China coal market news summary (Sep 16-Sep 20)

2019-09-20 18:29:41 General,  Policy,  Production & Sales,  Safety sxcoal.com

Port trading activity stays sparse in China thermal coal market Trading activity of spot thermal coal stayed sparse at norther...

Japan Aug coal imports down 12.3% MoM, preliminary data

2019-09-20 17:59:16 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Japan's coal imports stood at 15.61 million tonnes in August, retreating 12.3% from a 1.5-yr high registered in July, showed the prel...

China's steel giant Baowu completes mega merger with Magang

2019-09-20 17:44:02 Company xinhuanet.com

State-owned Baowu Steel Group, China's largest steel producer, inked an agreement on September 19 with Magang (Group) Holding Co., Lt...

Inner Mongolia's Ordos Jan-Aug raw coal output up 12% on yr

2019-09-20 17:41:15 Production & Sales sxcoal.com

Ordos city, a major coal hub in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, registered a 12% year-on-year growth in coal produ...

China Coal Daily Track (Sep 20)

2019-09-20 17:30:12 Price sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Production area Coal miners embraced relatively good sales and didn't received notices on output cuts during the ...

India's steel consumption growth likely to slow to 6%: ICRA

2019-09-20 17:08:27 Viewpoint,  International ptinews.com

Ratings agency ICRA on September 18 said India's steel consumption growth is likely to decelerate to 6% in the current financial year...

Japan Aug thermal coal imports drop 20.5% on yr

2019-09-20 16:59:05 Import & Export sxcoal.com

Japan's thermal coal imports (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) dropped by 20.5% from the preceding year in August after hitting a ...

How much of China's 2019 coal import quota is left?

2019-09-20 14:27:53 Import & Export sxcoal.com

The Chinese government has intensified administrative measures to control coal imports since 2017, issuing import quotas to individ...

Asia coal sheds gains on demand concerns

2019-09-20 14:19:19 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal montel.com

Asia-Pacific benchmark coal prices have shed most of this week's gains as concerns about waning demand began to reassert themselves a...

India: Economic slowdown impacts coal import cargo in H1 FY2019-20

2019-09-20 13:55:12 Viewpoint,  Import & Export,  International ptinews.com

Economic slowdown has impacted coal import cargo in the first half of this fiscal, as overall cargo growth at major ports registered ...

Chinese import thermal coal expected to stabilize ahead of holiday

2019-09-20 12:03:33 Price,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese import thermal coal market is expected to wind down before the 7-day National Day holiday that starts from October 1, with bu...

Chinese met coke prices hold steady amid stable supply/demand balance

2019-09-20 11:46:08 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

China's met coke market saw little price volatility even after agitating upward revisions proposed by several producers early this we...

Port trading activity stays sparse in China thermal coal market

2019-09-20 11:25:02 Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Trading activity of spot thermal coal stayed sparse at northern Chinese transfer ports, as power plants still showed tepid buying app...

Shanxi coking coal prices mixed; Australian cargoes in dull trade

2019-09-20 11:12:16 Price,  Coking Coal sxcoal.com

Prices of different coking coal grades were mixed in northern China's Shanxi province on September 19. Low-sulfur primary coking coal...

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1 Asia coal sheds gains on demand concerns 2019-09-20

Asia-Pacific benchmark coal prices have shed most of this week's gains as concerns about waning demand began to reassert themselves against September 16's spike in oil prices. Global Coal

2 How much of China's 2019 coal import quota is left? 2019-09-20

The Chinese government has intensified administrative measures to control coal imports since 2017, issuing import quotas to individual customs and major importers. The country's coal imports remain

3 Chinese import thermal coal expected to stabilize ahead of holiday 2019-09-20

Chinese import thermal coal market is expected to wind down before the 7-day National Day holiday that starts from October 1, with buying interest fading away from end buyers and traders.

4 Port trading activity stays sparse in China thermal coal market 2019-09-20

Trading activity of spot thermal coal stayed sparse at northern Chinese transfer ports, as power plants still showed tepid buying appetite although their coal stockpiles dived to a four-month low.

5 U.S. natural gas futures dive nearly 4% on big storage build 2019-09-20

U.S. natural gas futures fell almost 4% on September 19 as a bigger-than-expected storage build and forecasts for less cooling demand next week knocked prices further off their highest in nearly five

6 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 19) 2019-09-19

Thermal coal Production area Coal supply is shrinking affected by explosive devices ban in Inner Mongolia, stricter control on coal sales invoices in Ordos of Inner Mongolia and Yulin of Shaa

7 Top 3 provinces contribute 70.2% of China's Jan-Aug coal output 2019-09-19

China's three largest coal bases – Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi – produced 1.69 billion tonnes of raw coal in the first eight months this year, taking 70.2% of the country's total, showed data

8 Mongolian coal exports notch a record high in Aug 2019-09-19

Mongolia exported a record high amount of coal to its main destinations, in August, showed data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia, supported mainly by larger shipments to China.

9 World's 1st stainless steel futures will be listed in Shanghai Futures Exchange 2019-09-19

The world's first stainless steel futures will be traded on September 25 in the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE), which will further enhance China's pricing influence in the international stainless st

10 China spot thermal coal demand remains dull; Oct outlook diverges 2019-09-19

Buying demand for spot thermal coal cargoes stayed dull at northern China ports, even after expectations on a potential supply shortfall were reinforced by news of production curbs in coal-rich Ordos

Most Read News Stories

1 China coal output slows down in Aug, but still at a high level 2019-09-16

China's raw coal production slowed down in August, with the year-on-year growth decelerating to 5% from 12.2% a month earlier, but remained at a relatively high level, statistical data showed.

2 China to order industrial output cuts to combat winter toxic air 2019-09-19

China will implement a half-year environmental check starting October 1, accompanied by production cuts at key polluting industrial industries, as Beijing looks to lighten the toxic smog that chokes m

3 Vietnam Aug coal imports hit record high 2019-09-16

Vietnam's coal imports hit a record high in August, showed data from Vietnam customs, buoyed by surging domestic demand, especially in industrial sector. Total coal imports came in at 4.8

4 China's longest heavy-haul coal railway Haoji to open to traffic next week 2019-09-18

Haoji railway, China's longest heavy-haul coal railway spanning 1,814.5km from northern to central and eastern areas, is scheduled to go into operation on September 24, reported Jiangnan City Daily ba

5 China's slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low 2019-09-16

The slowdown in China's economy deepened in August, with growth in industrial production at its weakest 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war with the United States and softening domestic

6 China Aug power output boosted by hydropower, thermal power falls 2019-09-16

China registered a strong year-on-year pickup of 1.7% in power generation in August, which was mainly ascribed to increase of hydropower output amid abundant railfalls, official data showed.

7 S. Africa's Richards Bay Jul coal exports dive to half-yr low 2019-09-17

Coal exports from South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) dived down to a six-month low in July after a trough of 4.87 million tonnes in January this year, customs data showed. R

8 Russia's Jul coal exports down 22.4% MoM; shipments to China edge up 2019-09-17

Russia's coal exports totaled 16.06 million tonnes in July, up 25.6% from July 2018 but down 22.41% from June, data from Federal Customs Service of Russia showed. China, th

9 Mongolian coal exports notch a record high in Aug 2019-09-19

Mongolia exported a record high amount of coal to its main destinations, in August, showed data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia, supported mainly by larger shipments to China.

10 Inner Mongolia Ceke Aug coal imports soar 54.19% YoY 2019-09-17

Ceke border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia posted a 54.19% year-on-year increase in coal imports in August, according to customs data. Total coal imports stood at 1.12 millio

Most Read Analysis & Comments

1 Import coal curb concerns grow in Chinese market; Indonesian coal firm 2019-09-10

Concerns over possible tighter grips on coal imports were growing shortly after latest August import data presented a new seven-month high, which could trigger stricter moves in place to cap coal inta

2 Will China's spot thermal coal market firm up in late-Sep? 2019-09-11

After showing slight improvements for three sessions at the beginning of September, China's spot thermal coal market again returned to a lull period. Given currently tepid demand from downstream enter

3 Indonesian thermal coal further gains steam in China; Australian coal listless 2019-09-09

Indonesian thermal coal prices further gained upward strength in Chinese import market late last week, backed by revived buying interest from traders after domestic power producers issued tenders of l

4 Poor demand weighing on Shanxi coking coal; Mongolian coal trades muted 2019-09-09

Coking coal market continued softening in northern China's Shanxi province late last week, primarily as coke market, which typically plays a significant role in steering coking coal market, remained s

5 Australian thermal coal prices backed by vessel rates fallback, yet outlook murky 2019-09-11

FOB prices of Australian thermal coal gained some support from recent fallback of vessel shipping rates, though outlook remains bearish for the short run. Freight rates for Capesize vesse

6 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal hovers higher in China on revived demand 2019-09-12

FOB prices of Indonesian low-CV thermal coal kept hovering higher for two straight sessions in Chinese market, thanks to revived demand from China and India as well as freight rates pullback.

7 Shanxi coking coal supply may not slump in Oct event; import market gloomy 2019-09-12

Coking coal production in top coal hub of Shanxi is less likely to shrink sharply in the short term, despite some restrictive measures imposed by authorities ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration

8 Chinese thermal coal traders uphold offers despite weaker demand 2019-09-12

Thermal coal traders persisted in high offers at northern China transfer ports as they had little inventory pressure, although the overall demand slightly weakened. One large Shanxi-based

9 Why China's stringent policy fails to prevent more coal imports? 2019-09-12

China's coal imports have been generally on a rise since January. From late January to August, it is often heard that Chinese authorities adopted anti-import measures like limiting Australian coal, ex

10 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-09-10

Spot thermal coal prices edged up at northern China ports amid increased activity late last week, after keeping steady for a week, while seaborne import coal prices also rose from mid-week on active i

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