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
Thermal coal Production area While there are more coal mines that have come back to work, supply remained tight at northern production areas due to labor shortage. Some Shaanxi-based miners
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
Spot thermal coal prices were little changed at China's northern transfer ports on the first trading day this week, as the sentiment turned weaker after domestic supply showed a sign of recovery.
China's spot thermal coal prices grew at a moderated pace in the past week, with upward momentum capped by accelerated production recovery at mines in production bases. Import coal market gradually co
Coking coal market further gained strength at China's main production areas during the past week, as coal supply still far fell short of demand due to slower-than-expected resumption at mines and inte
As restrictions remained strict on truck transport amid the ongoing virus epidemic, Chinese coking plants were challenged with supply shortage of raw materials and poor sales. Steel mills, facing w
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).
China's import thermal coal market outlook was clouded by quickened resumption of domestic coal production, which could dent buying demand for overseas coal while vessels from China face 14-day quaran
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
Chinese coal traders and small coal-fired utilities are scrambling to lock in supplies of fuel from miners, worried about the prospects of market tightness as downstream users return to work after an
China's top coal producer CHN Energy, usually called Shenhua by Chinese coal industry insiders, increased its monthly contract thermal coal prices for February shipments, sources said. Th
Production had been resumed at 57.8% of the coal mines in China as of February 10, according to a news briefing held by the country's top economic planner on February 11. Further recovery
Indonesia exported 456 million tonnes of coal in 2019, hitting a new high at least since 2015, official data showed. The 2019 exports were up 6.43% compared with a year ago, according to
Mongolia on February 9 announced to temporarily shut down road freight via border crossings with China on fears of the novel coronavirus epidemic, Mongolian media reported. The movement c
Mongolia Energy Corporation (MEC) said it had to suspend coal exports to China until early next month, as the government had decided to close all border crossings with China to prevent the novel coron
Mongolia's coal exports registered a 14.5% increase in January from the same month last year, official data showed. The country exported 2.43 million tonnes of coal in January, a 44.12% r
Bearishness prevails in Chinese import thermal coal market With clear increases in the recent two weeks, prices of import thermal coal cargoes have been close to the upper limit of Chinese buyer
Prices of China's thermal coal strengthened in early-February. Some coal grades inched up while some remained stable compared with ten days ago, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS
China saw its steel product prices down in the first ten days of February, as downstream demand was further delayed by the extended holiday to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus. Specif
FOB price of Indonesian low-calorific value thermal coal is heading for a seven-month high in Chinese import market, along with revived demand from Chinese utilities as domestic supply and transport w
Chinese domestic thermal coal market saw a bright start after the Spring Festival holidays, backed by supply tension over the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. On February 3, Fenwei CCI
Coal stock of China's largest north-to-south transfer port Qinhuangdao plummeted to a multi-year low, as inbound shipments were constrained over the Spring Festival holidays that were extended by the
Australian miners generally raised offer prices of thermal coal to Chinese buyers shortly after Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, encouraged mainly by increased demand from power plants and a lack of d
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
Prices of Indonesian thermal coal picked up in Chinese seaborne import market, as local rainfalls continued constraining supply to the world's largest coal consumer while part of the end users look to
Coal consumption of China's major coastal power groups has fallen to a record low as industrial activity was heavily disrupted by the Wuhan virus outbreak. Data from sxcoal.com showed dai
China's coal imports in December slumped to the lowest level since 2014 at least, mainly as the country tightened control of customs clearance to rein in the whole-year import of foreign cargoes.
Supply of thermal coal to China's northern transfer ports remained tight, traders said, as miners and trucks were still absent under strict controls of the novel virus. While the governme
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.