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1 Large capacity release could weigh on China's thermal coal market 2022-05-24

Market talk that China would work on a "concentrated" expansion of coal production capacity in the key producing hub of Ordos, Inner Mongolia has fueled further bearishness in the domestic thermal coa

2 China Coal Daily Track (May 24) 2022-05-24

Thermal coal Production area Thermal coal prices generally stayed stable at main production hubs, except some miners' price cuts in Yulin of Shaanxi following the government's criticism over it

3 Hubei to raise coal reserve capacity up to 16 Mt by 2025 2022-05-24

Hubei province, a province suffers the worst coal shortage in central China, plans to build coal storage capacity up to 16 million tonnes by 2025 to ensure supply, according to a provincial energy dev

4 China's coke prices still under downside risk as steel mills press for 4th price cuts 2022-05-24

China's metallurgical coke prices remained under downside risks as some steel mills may continue to cut coke prices in response to thin profit margins. Some steelmakers in Shanxi, Hebei a

5 How removal of import duty on met coke could impact Indian coke producers? 2022-05-24

Indian government announced the removal of import duty on coking coal and coke on May 21. While this move was welcomed by Indian steel manufacturers who are reeling under stress of elevated raw materi

6 Weekly China anthracite market review 2022-05-24

China's anthracite market was resilient last week, with lump anthracite prices having rises amid active purchases. Downstream buyers like chemical, construction materials and cement plant

7 Review: China's Apr coking coal imports keep rising; Australian intakes remain zero 2022-05-24

China's coking coal imports posted both year-on-year and month-on-month rises in April, while average import prices rebounded. Russia remains the largest coking coal supplier to China in the month, wh

8 Ningxia power company gains access to new coal source from Xinjiang 2022-05-24

A train loaded with 3,392 tonnes of coal produced by Tianchi Energy of TBEA Co., Ltd in Xinjiang autonomous region entered Ningxia Hui autonomous region on May 16. The coal was delivered to CHN Ningxi

9 Global thermal coal prices jump as supply further tightens from major exporters 2022-05-24

Last week, global thermal coal prices continued their upward trend for the third consecutive week, mainly due to the continued tightening of supply from Australia, South Africa and other countries, co

10 Review: China Apr thermal coal imports hit new low; intakes from main sources drop 2022-05-24

China's thermal coal imports increased for the second consecutive month in April, but remained significantly lower than the same month since at least 2012, customs data showed. Chin

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1 Indonesia struggles to meet additional coal supply to India 2022-05-17

Indonesia may struggle to meet part of additional demand of India due to the adverse weather in addition to the time-required approval process for changes to miners' production plans and cost budget a

2 Indonesia May HBA thermal coal price ticks down 2022-05-16

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has set the reference coal price (HBA) at $275.64/t for May 2022, down 4.42% or $12.76/t from $288.4/t a month earlier.

3 Fenwei releases mid-term reports for Chinese coal and coke markets till 2026 2022-05-17

China's leading coal consultant Fenwei has released mid-term reports for the Chinese coal and coke markets, elaborating on developments in the past years and presenting forecasts for the next five yea

4 Workers on strike at India-owned coal mine in Mozambique 2022-05-18

More than 500 workers have been on strike for a week at a coal mine in Mozambique owned by a branch of an Indian group, Reuters quoted the company as saying on May 17, which dented coal production at

5 Mongolia's Apr coal output drops 53.10% YoY, iron ore down 18.46% 2022-05-17

Coal production of Mongolia came in at 1.33 million tonnes in April, down 53.10% year on year and 14.65% month on month, showed data from the National Statistical Office of Mongolia.

6 China's Apr production of coal and other main industrial products 2022-05-16

China's production of coal, coke, crude steel and other main industrial products in April 2022.

7 China's NDRC stresses no bundle sales in fulfilling coal term contracts 2022-05-16

China's state planner warned domestic coal miners not to bundle their spot sales to medium- and long-term supply contracts to make the transaction price beyond the reasonable range of contracted coal,

8 Chinese steel prices extend decline in early May, NBS 2022-05-16

Steel products prices in China extended decline in early May (May 1-10), according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). This came following an increase of supp

9 India allows utilities to import up to 30% of coal needs 2022-05-20

India's federal power ministry allows power companies to import as much as 30% of the country's coal requirement throughout the fiscal until March 2023 as part of a drive to ease its supply shortage.

10 China's Apr coal output up 10.7% on yr 2022-05-16

China's coal output stood at 362.8 million tonnes in April, up 10.7% from a year earlier but fell 8.3% month on month, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on May 16.

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1 What factors affect Australia's coking coal exports in Apr except weather? 2022-05-18

Australia exported 12.45 million tonnes of coking coal in April, down 5% from the previous month, according to the latest Kpler's cargo-tracking data. Australia mainly exported coal throu

2 China's thermal coal prices edge up on increased demand 2022-05-18

China's domestic thermal coal prices rose modestly on May 18 on expectations that easing COVID restriction will push up demand and coastal power plants need to restock for the summer. Pre

3 Chinese traders wary of Indonesian thermal coal imports amid thin profit 2022-05-11

Chinese traders are cautious of buying thermal coal from Indonesia, as it would be almost profitless compared with domestic utilities' tender prices. Sandwiched by high selling prices fro

4 China's thermal coal demand poised to rise with improving epidemic situation 2022-05-17

China's domestic thermal coal market is under upward pressure, buoyed by a potential increase of power demand amid easing Omicron control. The nation's financial hub Shanghai has achieved

5 Russian thermal coal imports lack visible price edge over Chinese coal, sources 2022-05-09

Russian thermal coal prices are generally on par with Chinese domestic thermal coal, though still competitive compared with Indonesian supplies, sources said. It was learned Russian 4,700

6 China's thermal coal trades weaken under gov't pressure 2022-05-16

Thermal coal trades were dull at northern China ports on May 16, as traders reportedly dared not to sell at current prices that exceed the government's price caps. But offer prices kept h

7 7 Chinese provinces set contract, spot thermal coal price limits 2022-05-09

A total of seven provinces (autonomous region) in China have specified upper limits for both term contract and spot thermal coal as of May 9, a further push to stabilize domestic market and guar

8 Indonesian thermal coal prices may see upward bias 2022-05-17

Indonesian thermal coal prices may see upward bias, should Chinese demand improve with the rebound of industrial activity while India is still in the search for low-CV coal against the global supply t

9 Chinese utility awards Russian thermal coal at lower prices, sources 2022-05-18

A Chinese state-owned power producer awarded several Russian thermal coal cargoes in its latest tender issued on May 16 at prices lower than Indonesian comparable goods, sources said, which may dent t

10 Why China's Apr coal imports stronger despite low expectation? 2022-05-10

China's coal imports were once widely expected to remain low in the following months when the General Administration of Customs (GAC) issued March imports data, yet the April figure went against the f