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Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Jan

2020-02-21 17:18:55 Cost & Profit,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Profitability of Chinese coal mines expanded in January compared with December last year, mainly backed by tightened supply at mines ...

China coking coal supply recovery speeds up; Mongolia to reopen coal exports borders

2020-02-21 11:44:18 Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal supply has been on the fast track to approach a full-scale recovery in China's main production areas recently, as a major...

China Coal Daily Track (Feb 20)

2020-02-20 15:00:21 Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Coal production in northern areas is expected to fully return to normal in early March. As of ...

China coking coal prices bump up; Ganqimaodu rail coal transport recovers

2020-02-20 11:39:48 Price,  Coking Coal

Prices of many coking coal grades kept ramping up in China's main production areas recently, as supply tightness remained in spite of...

China coking coal gains steam on short supply; coal imports in curbs

2020-02-19 11:31:39 Price,  Coking Coal

China's coking coal market kept gaining momentum amid continuous supply shortage, despite accelerated production resumption at main p...

China Coal Daily Track (Feb 18)

2020-02-18 14:39:52 Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area While there are more coal mines that have come back to work, supply remained tight at northern...

China coking coal supply to ramp up; truck freight rates drop

2020-02-18 11:37:51 Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal supply began picking up in China's main production areas recently, thanks to accelerated operation resumption at mines an...

Weekly China coking coal market analysis and forecast

2020-02-18 08:22:06 General,  Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal market further gained strength at China's main production areas during the past week, as coal supply still far fell short...

China coking coal prices firm as supply woe worsens

2020-02-17 11:26:52 Price,  Coking Coal

China's coking coal market ran quite strong in main production areas in the past week, with prices of many coal grades moving up alon...

China Coal Daily Track (Feb 14)

2020-02-14 14:18:24 Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Yulin saw coal mines running at low operating rates, and a few large local miners that were ope...

Shanxi coking coal gains momentum on short supply; Mongolian coal trades wilt

2020-02-14 11:44:49 Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal market kept gaining strength from continuous supply shortage at northern China's Shanxi province, with prices of many und...

China coking coal prices stay strong amid mines' slow resumption

2020-02-13 11:52:56 Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal prices were bolstered by slow output recovery at mines in China's main production areas amid novel coronavirus. Most mine...

China Coal Daily Track (Feb 12)

2020-02-12 13:38:22 Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Most coal mines in main production areas haven't resumed operations due to coronavirus, with no...

Shanxi coking coal prices buoyant on supply cuts; Mongolian coal imports crumble

2020-02-12 11:55:33 Price,  Coking Coal

Coking coal prices were buoyed by continuously tightened supply in northern China's Shanxi province recently, as most miners remained...

Mongolia shuts freight through border crossings on coronavirus fears

2020-02-11 15:56:16 Ports,  Coking Coal

Mongolia on February 9 announced to temporarily shut down road freight via border crossings with China on fears of the novel coronavi...

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1 China major coal firms restore 95% production capacity 2020-02-24

Coal companies controlled by the Chinese central government had put more than 95% of their capacity back into operation as of February 22, an official with the National Energy Administration said, in

2 Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain 2020-02-24

Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general alarm. As analysts pore over chart

3 Qinhuangdao coal stocks rebound above 5Mt amid recovered supply 2020-02-21

Coal inventories at Qinhuangdao, key transshipment port in northern China, have recovered to above 5 million tonnes for the first time since early January, due to accelerated inbound arrivals followin

4 NW China city restores 75% of coal capacity, yet worries linger 2020-02-21

Yulin city, a major coal production city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, had restored 75% of its total coal production capacity as of February 18, according to a news briefing on the same da

5 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 21) 2020-02-21

Thermal coal Production area Purchases were active in Shaanxi from coking plants and chemical factories in local and surrounded areas, worsening supply woes. Labor shortages made most coal min

6 Expectations diverge on Chinese thermal coal market 2020-02-21

Market participants held different opinions about the direction of Chinese domestic thermal coal market from late February to early March, mainly focusing on the debate over whether recovery in the su

7 Chinese seaborne import thermal coal suffers poor liquidity, prospect unclear 2020-02-21

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market still suffered poor liquidity near late this week, marking sluggish transactions for over a week. Near-term prospects remained murky due to uncertain Chines

8 Active buying pushes up thermal coal prices in Shaanxi 2020-02-21

Thermal coal prices continued edging up in Shaanxi, the third-largest coal production base in China, as end buyers were scrambling to buy the material in an undersupplied market. In Yulin

9 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 20) 2020-02-20

Thermal coal Production area Coal production in northern areas is expected to fully return to normal in early March. As of February 17, over 70.2% of capacity, or 2.915 billion tonnes per a

10 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019, showed customs data. The country supplied a total 75.

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1 Coal mines speeding up to reopen, virus impacts on supply abates, NEA 2020-02-17

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

2 China power demand drops as coronavirus shutters plants 2020-02-17

China's industrial power demand in 2020 may decline by as much as 73 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), according to IHS Markit, as the outbreak of the coronavirus has curtailed factory output and prevente

3 China's daily crude steel output falls 2.68% in early Feb amid virus 2020-02-17

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).

4 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019, showed customs data. The country supplied a total 75.

5 China thermal coal market faces 2-3 mth short squeeze due to coronavirus: Noble 2020-02-18

China's domestic thermal coal market faces a 2-3 month short squeeze as a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak curtails production more than demand, Noble Resources' chief coal analyst said on Febru

6 Russia Dec coal exports decline 1.53% YoY, customs data 2020-02-19

Russia posted a year-on-year decline of 1.53% in coal exports in December 2019, according to customs data, mainly dragged down by decreased buys from China. The country shipped a total 18

7 Vietnam to use more coal, oil in 2020 to power growth, govt 2020-02-17

Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower plants because of a lack of rain, the government said on February 14.

8 China coal city sees main industries resume works 2020-02-19

Main industries and enterprises have basically resumed operation in a coal city of Luliang in northern China's Shanxi province, local media reported. Thirty coking firms have all restarte

9 China resumes over 70% coal production capacity amid epidemic 2020-02-19

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

10 Ordos brings 75 coal mines back into operation 2020-02-17

Production had been restarted at 75 coal mines in Ordos city, one leading coal hub in northern China's Inner Mongolia, as of February 13, with yearly capacity totaling 380 million tonnes, said the loc

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1 Indonesian miners accelerate coal shipments despite virus fears 2020-02-10

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

2 China's spot thermal coal trades still hammered by short supply 2020-02-10

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.

3 China's spot thermal coal rallies to 4-mth high on undersupply 2020-02-13

Chinese spot thermal coal rallied to a four-month high on the back of long-standing undersupply at northern transfer ports, and the winning streak is likely to be sustained in the short term.

4 China's transport curbs add to thermal coal supply woes at N ports 2020-02-11

Transport curbs that were imposed by some provinces to avert virus spread are adding to thermal coal supply woes at northern China ports, raising upbeat prospects for further price rises in the follow

5 China's import thermal coal trading in a standoff amid uncertainty 2020-02-18

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

6 China coking coal supply sinks amid mines' slow resumption 2020-02-11

Coking coal supply kept sinking in China's main production areas on February 10, due mainly to slow production resumption at many mines alongside nationwide efforts to ward off novel coronavirus.

7 Worries creep up in China's spot thermal coal market 2020-02-14

Worries for a possible retreat crept up in China's spot thermal coal market after prices notched a four-month high, owing totapering buying interest although supply shortage continued biting.

8 Indonesian thermal coal solid on robust Chinese demand 2020-02-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices maintained an upward pace in the Chinese seaborne import market, as Chinese utilities released firm demand amid domestic supply woe caused by the ongoing coronavirus out

9 QHD port coal stocks slump to three-yr-plus trough on reduced supply 2020-02-12

Qinhuangdao port, a leading coal transfer hub in North China, saw coal stockpiles plummet to a three-year-plus low in early February amid China's coronavirus-interrupted coal supply. Inve

10 Bearishness prevails in Chinese import thermal coal market 2020-02-14

With clear increases in the recent two weeks, prices of import thermal coal cargoes have been close to the upper limit of Chinese buyers' acceptance. As buying interest is gradually fading, most marke

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