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  • Friday May 20,2022
  • 17:24:57Coal  Coke  
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    As of 15:00 p.m. (GMT+8) May 20, Chinese coke futures opened the daytime session at 3,334.0 yuan/t and closed at 3,476 yuan/t, up 4.26%; coking coal opened at 2,611.5 yuan/t and closed at 2,670.0 yuan/t, up 3.19%. Thermal coal dipped 0.02% to 830 yuan/t, after opening at 846.8 yuan/t.

  • 16:34:27Power  
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    China's total power use picked up YoY in Jan-Apr, with that of the primary industry and urban and rural residents growing faster than the national average level, power generated by renewable energy logging a rapid increase but the growth rate of thermal power turning to negative. Except for hydropower and solar power, the utilization hours of other types of power generation units all declined YoY, according to the data from China Electricity Council.

  • 16:26:29Power  
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    The leaders of Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands signed a joint statement on May 18 to build the North Sea into a "green electricity hub" in Europe, pledging to increase their total offshore wind installed capacity by nine times from the current 16 GW to 150 GW by 2050 after reaching 65 GW by 2030.

  • 14:15:45Macro  
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    Shanghai's large industrial enterprises achieved 128.62 billion yuan ($19.2 billion) of output value in Apr, plunging 61.5% YoY. The industrial production-sales rate logged 107.2%, 8.0 percentage points higher YoY. Their delivery of export cargoes amounted to 25.25 billion yuan, down 57.3% YoY.

  • 13:20:58Coal  Coke  
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    As of 11:30 a.m. (GMT+8) May 20, Chinese coking coal futures increased 1.82%, coke edged up 2.52%, thermal coal rose 0.99%, while iron ore up 3.69%.

  • 09:57:38Coal  
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    India's power ministry allows gencos to import up to 30% of the country's coal requirement until Mar 2023, up from 10% issued early this month.

  • 09:54:27Logistics  
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    The Baltic Dry Bulk Freight Index (BDI) moved up 100 points or 3.1% to 3,289 on Thursday (May 19), reaching the peak since Dec 9 last year, of which Baltic Capesize Index (BCI) surged 221 points or 5.31% to 4,385; Baltic Panamax Index (BPI) went up 43 points or 1.3% to 3,370; Baltic Supramax Index (BSI) rose 42 points to 2,800, data showed.

  • 09:41:18Steel  
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    Despite a sustained improvement in China's iron and steel industry, the lagging development of domestic iron ore resources has become a bottleneck to restrict the high-quality industrial development and affect the safety of industrial and supply chains, according to a CISA meeting.

  • 09:34:05Coal  
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    Shaanxi Coal Selling and Transportation Corporation sold 75.51 Mt of coal in the first four months of this year, up 4.1% YoY, of which 40.97 Mt were sent by railway, 18.9% higher YoY. In particular, 5.56 Mt of coal were supplied to Chongqing, rising 10.27% YoY, and the cumulative shipments by containers increased by 2.43 Mt YoY to 2.76 Mt, data showed.

  • 09:26:02Logistics  
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    Caofeidian's port operation all-in charge will adjust up to 20 yuan/t with VAT effective from June 1 as continuous surges of oil price, electricity price, materials and labor costs drive up production cost and operating burden, according to Hebei Huadian Caofeidian Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd.

  • 08:59:38Coal  
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    Colombia's thermal coal exports during Jan-Apr dropped 11.3% YoY to 15.7 Mt, showed data from shipping agency Naves.

  • Thursday May 19,2022
  • 15:32:45Coal  Coke  
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    As of 15:00 p.m. (GMT+8) May 19, Chinese coke futures opened the daytime session at 3,333.0 yuan/t and closed at 3,359.5 yuan/t, down 1.39%; coking coal opened at 2,581.0 yuan/t and closed at 2,616.0 yuan/t, down 1.34%. Thermal coal dipped 1.88% to 826 yuan/t, after opening at 827 yuan/t.

  • 15:02:17Coal  
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    Coal companies should not "substantially" lift their selling prices by "unreasonably" pushing up the distribution cost, China's state planner NDRC said on May 19.

  • 14:16:33Coal  
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    Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Guizhou contributed to a total raw coal output of 1.21 Bt or 83.8% of China's total, with their separate YoY growths at 9.9%, 14.6%, 5.8%, 29% and 3%, showed the NBS data.

  • 14:13:05Gas  
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    China's natural gas imports slumped 19.6% to 8.09 Mt in Apr, with LNG imports down 34.5% to 4.35 Mt, according to data from the GAC on May 18. The drastic drop was ascribed to high gas prices and the epidemic impact since this year, which dented domestic users' appetite. China's average LNG import price jumped 87% YoY to 4,423 yuan/t in Apr.

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