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China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow, report

2019-08-23 18:36:40 Viewpoint,  Production & Sales,  Resource

China's coal demand will start to fall in 2025 once consumption at utilities and other industrial sectors reaches its peak, a state-o...

Chinese steel mills slow met coke restocking as inventories rise

2019-08-23 12:02:22 Viewpoint,  Price

Chinese steel mills were reportedly slowing met coke purchases these days amid continuously rising inventories along with active deli...

China met coke market to weaken in Sep on tepid demand

2019-08-22 20:10:49 Viewpoint

China's met coke market is likely to weaken in September, with bearish factors prevailing over the positives, a senior analyst predic...

Daqin railway maintenance may have little impact on thermal coal, analyst

2019-08-22 15:20:37 Viewpoint

Daqin railway, a coal-dedicated rail line operated by Daqin Railway Co., Ltd, is preliminarily scheduled to start the 25-day autumn m...

China Coal Daily Track (Aug 22)

2019-08-22 14:43:53 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal,  Coking Coal

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were adjusted up 5-10 yuan/t by some miners in Ordos of Inner Mongolia, and miners sa...

Bearish sentiment spreads in China met coke market

2019-08-22 12:07:55 Viewpoint,  Price

Bearish sentiment started to spread at key met coke production areas and northern China ports, as demand was likely to turn softer wi...

Fitch Solutions: iron ore output set to grow modestly up to 2028

2019-08-22 09:27:29 Viewpoint,  International,  Iron Ore

Global iron ore production will grow modestly from 2.8 billion tonnes this year to 3 billion tonnes by 2028, says macroeconomic and i...

Solar growth to shift to inland China again as support phased out

2019-08-21 17:36:50 Viewpoint,  Environmental Protection,  Solar

The phase-out of subsidies for the Chinese solar power sector by 2021 will lead to a resurgent growth in inland provinces – notably G...

China's coke market to see weak supply and demand in H2, analyst

2019-08-21 17:23:30 Viewpoint,  Price

China's coke market is about to see weak supply and demand in the second half of this year for various reasons, an analyst pointed ou...

China met coke market temporarily stable; downturn looms

2019-08-21 12:07:58 Viewpoint,  Price

China's met coke prices were stable as a whole, yet outlook for the short-term market turned a bit dim as supply of the steelmaking m...

Weekly China anthracite market analysis and forecast

2019-08-20 21:05:27 Viewpoint,  Price,  Anthracite

China's anthracite market stabilized last week after mainstream offer prices declined by 30-40 yuan/t in the previous week. ...

Rebound in China's spot thermal coal market may be capped, sources

2019-08-20 16:26:08 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal

After logging a losing price trend for a fortnight since early August, China's spot thermal coal market finally bounced back for two ...

China met coke market may hard to see 3rd round of price hike

2019-08-20 11:54:36 Viewpoint,  Price

Most participants in China's met coke market cautioned that a third bout of coke price increase could be hard to materialize, as prod...

Weekly China PCI coal market analysis and forecast

2019-08-20 09:29:54 Viewpoint,  Price,  PCI

China's PCI coal prices were generally unchanged as a whole in main production areas last week, after around 25 yuan/t reduction a ...

Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast

2019-08-20 08:59:03 Viewpoint,  Price

China's metallurgical coke producers finally embraced the second round of price increase last week after two weeks of standoff with...

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1 China coking coal imports rise 1.8% YoY in Jul, GAC 2019-08-23

China's coking coal imports registered a mild increase of 1.8% compared with a year ago in July, according to the latest official data. The country imported 7.75 million tonnes of coking

2 China Jul coking coal exports climb 15.3% on yr 2019-08-23

China shipped a total 60,000 tonnes of coking coal to foreign countries in July, rising 15% from a year earlier, showed the latest data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on August 23.

3 China Jul thermal coal imports up 20.07% on yr 2019-08-23

China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) increased 20.07% year on year in July and up 26.33% from the previous month, showed data from the General Administration of Customs

4 Chinese coal mines' cost curve and profitability analysis in Jul 2019-08-23

Profitability of Chinese coal mines significantly weakened from the preceding month in July, showed monitoring data from industry portal on major thermal and coking coal mining areas in nor

5 Summary: China's clean power capacities as of end-Jun 2019-08-23

Solar capacity China's photovoltaic (PV) power installed capacity totaled 185.59 GW as of end-June, up 20% from a year earlier, showed data from the National Energy Administration. &

6 China Coal Daily Track (Aug 23) 2019-08-23

Thermal coal Production area Most mines were facing mounting inventory pressure due to slowed sales in Shaanxi. Some large miners offered pretty low prices to utilities that issued tenders, and

7 Chinese utilities award coal tenders low, hitting import market sentiment 2019-08-23

Several Chinese utilities finalized tenders for import thermal coal at rather low prices, hitting seaborne market sentiment that just showed signs of improvement. One Fujian-based utility

8 Thermal coal sales slide at N China ports; Sep market murky 2019-08-23

Spot thermal coal trades were subsiding at northern Chinese ports, putting suppliers under mounting sales pressure as power plants generally stayed away from the spot market. The heated-u

9 Yancoal Australia H1 net profit surge 56% to A$564 mln 2019-08-22

Yancoal Australia reported the underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) rose 56% from the prior corresponding period to around A$564 million for the half-year ended June 30, 2019, according to its semi-

10 China's largest private CTO producer H1 earnings up by nearly 40% 2019-08-22

Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group, the largest coal-to-olefins (CTO) private company in China, achieved net profit of 1.89 billion yuan in the first half of 2019, marking a 38.14% increase compared with pr

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1 China may further tighten control over coal imports, sources 2019-08-21

China is reportedly further tightening grips on imports of coal into the country through more strict procedures for customs declaration, trade sources said. Market talks said import

2 SouthGobi Resources Q2 coal sales surge 51.7% on yr 2019-08-20

SouthGobi Resources Ltd. has announced on August 20 its financial and operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The company's sales volume surged 51.72% to 0.88 million

3 China's top3 provinces take 70.17% of raw coal output in Jan-Jul 2019-08-19

China's three largest coal bases – Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Shaanxi – mined 1.47 billion tonnes of raw coal in the first seven months, taking 70.17% of the country's total, showed data from the Nationa

4 China Shenhua Jul commercial coal output down 1.6% on yr 2019-08-20

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp., saw its commercial coal output decline by 1.6% year on year in July following two months of mild rises, the company said

5 Mongolia Jul coal exports up 9.36% YoY 2019-08-23

Mongolia posted a year-on-year growth of 9.36% in coal exports in July, showed data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia. Landlocked Mongolia exported 2.78 million tonnes of co

6 Taipower invites spot tenders for 800 kt thermal coal 2019-08-21

Taiwan Power Company, the largest power utility in Taiwan, is inviting two thermal coal spot tenders with closing date both at August 28. The power giant is planning to buy 320,0

7 China's Daye Special Steel: perhaps the only steel co with earnings growth in H1 2019-08-20

Unlike most Chinese listed steel companies that reported sharp declines in their net profits in the first half of 2019, Daye Special Steel, which just became the largest listed special steelmaker in

8 Yancoal Australia H1 net profit surge 56% to A$564 mln 2019-08-22

Yancoal Australia reported the underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) rose 56% from the prior corresponding period to around A$564 million for the half-year ended June 30, 2019, according to its semi-

9 China Jul thermal coal imports up 20.07% on yr 2019-08-23

China's imports of thermal coal (bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) increased 20.07% year on year in July and up 26.33% from the previous month, showed data from the General Administration of Customs

10 Hydropower remains second largest energy source in China 2019-08-19

Hydropower remains the second largest energy in China, second only to thermal power, said Chen Guoqing, general manager of China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd. Thanks to mature technology and fe

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1 Typhoon and rainstorms affect thermal coal handling at N China ports 2019-08-13

Thermal coal loadings have been affected greatly at northern China ports since last weekend, disrupted by Typhoon Lekima and consequent torrential rains. Both inbound rail deliveries and

2 China's import thermal coal market set for a new week of downside 2019-08-13

China's seaborne import thermal coal market is set for a new week of declines, as power producers' buying appetite seemed to be subduing amid high inventory and low consumption, in addition to import

3 Indonesian low-CV coal falls below $40 CFR China 2019-08-12

CFR price of Indonesian 3,800 Kcal/kg NAR coal, the most favored grade for Chinese utilities, has dropped below the $40/t threshold late last week following seven sessions of declines. On

4 Chinese thermal coal comes under pressure for fear of spontaneous combustion 2019-08-15

Chinese thermal coal prices were still under downward pressure on concern that waterlogged coal piled up at northern ports might self-ignite after the weather clears up. "Rain-soak

5 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-08-13

Thermal coal prices have been sliding down in China since early this month, hit by weak purchase from power plants alongside rainy and typhoon weather that reduced air-conditioning demand in the coast

6 Chinese thermal coal prices keep going down amid waning demand 2019-08-12

Chinese spot thermal coal market ended a bearish week with further losses at northern transfer ports, as downstream demand remained sluggish on the whole. On August 9, Fenwei CCI index fo

7 Sellers pull back from import thermal coal trades into China 2019-08-14

Foreign miners and Chinese traders pulled back from thermal coal trades in Chinese seaborne import market, owing to poor demand and increased trade risks. Transactions have been rather du

8 Import policy likely to steer China's spot thermal coal market, analysts 2019-08-13

The future trend of China's spot thermal coal market is likely to be largely influenced by the country's stance on import coal policy, which may significantly affect the supply-demand relation in dome

9 Chinese thermal coal traders halt sales; uptick may not last 2019-08-19

Chinese traders generally suspended selling activity of spot thermal coal at northern transfer ports late last week, in a hope to see further price rise in the spot market to raise their profits.

10 China coking coal lacks upward strength; import market grim 2019-08-19

China's coking coal lacked momentum to further move up for the time being. The majority of miners in main production areas held price stable; while a few miners made price cuts as correction to previo

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