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China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand

2020-05-29 17:32:02 Viewpoint,  Price,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. ...

China coking coal prices stabilize after hitting 34-mth low

2020-05-29 17:15:05 Coking Coal sxcoal.com

China's coking coal prices have been leveling off these days after touching a 34-month trough on May 20, bolstered by downstream rest...

Near-term met coke market uncertain in China as steel sales retreat

2020-05-29 17:09:15 Viewpoint,  Price sxcoal.com

The near-term met coke market turns a bit unclear following a narrowed decline of finished steel inventories and weakened steel price...

Chinese seaborne thermal coal market shows signs of softening

2020-05-29 17:02:40 Price,  Import & Export,  International,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening late this week, given a dearth of sales as end buyers suspended...

QHD port coal stocks keep falling on active selling by traders

2020-05-29 16:41:48 Ports,  Thermal Coal sxcoal.com

Coal stockpiles at Qinhuangdao port kept decreasing as traders started actively selling off cargoes in hand after spot thermal coal m...

Weekly China coal market news summary (May 25-May 29)

2020-05-29 14:45:25 General sxcoal.com

Chinese domestic thermal coal market keeps cooling down as sentiment weakens Sentiment continued to weaken in China's spot th...

Weekly global coal market news summary (May 25-May 29)

2020-05-29 14:43:06 General,  International sxcoal.com

Weakening sentiment in China dampens Indonesian thermal coal trading Weakening sentiment among Chinese end users is slowing t...

China Coal Daily Track (May 29)

2020-05-29 14:24:29 Price sxcoal.com

Thermal coal Production area In Inner Mongolia, some coal mines suspended operation as their "coal sale quotas" have run out. ...

China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

2020-05-29 14:21:46 Viewpoint reuters.com

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines publ...

China, India soak up oil from floating storage as demand recovers

2020-05-29 14:09:11 General reuters.com

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India...

China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr

2020-05-29 12:55:51 Policy sxcoal.com

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administrati...

China May lump anthracite market: prices weaken on oversupply

2020-05-29 12:55:01 Viewpoint,  Price,  Anthracite sxcoal.com

China's lump anthracite market continued its downward trend in May, as the fuel was still oversupplied amid high capacity utilization...

Daqin railway maintenance exerts limited impact on China coal market

2020-05-29 11:51:24 Viewpoint,  Inland Shipment sxcoal.com

Month-long maintenance to China's coal-dedicated Daqin railway, which ended on May 28, two days ahead of schedule, has exerted limite...

S Africa Richards Bay Apr coal exports plunge to 9-yr low

2020-05-29 11:05:50 Import & Export,  International sxcoal.com

Coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest coal port in South Africa, hit a nine-year low in April, as slump in...

China Apr coal tar imports zoom up

2020-05-29 10:41:30 Production & Sales,  CTL sxcoal.com

China's imports of coal tar surged 303.25% from a year ago and 113.69% month on month to 13,009 tonnes in April, latest customs data ...

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1 China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand 2020-05-29

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. Data from sxcoal.com showed the daily coal burn at China's

2 China coking coal prices stabilize after hitting 34-mth low 2020-05-29

China's coking coal prices have been leveling off these days after touching a 34-month trough on May 20, bolstered by downstream restocking and production cuts during the "Two Sessions" (May 22-28).

3 Chinese seaborne thermal coal market shows signs of softening 2020-05-29

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market showed signs of weakening late this week, given a dearth of sales as end buyers suspended procurement of foreign cargoes amid domestic market uncertainty.

4 QHD port coal stocks keep falling on active selling by traders 2020-05-29

Coal stockpiles at Qinhuangdao port kept decreasing as traders started actively selling off cargoes in hand after spot thermal coal market softened. The port's inventory fell 5,000 tonnes

5 China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds 2020-05-29

China has excluded "clean coal" from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines published by the central bank on May 29. The new catalogue

6 China Coal Daily Track (May 29) 2020-05-29

Thermal coal Production area In Inner Mongolia, some coal mines suspended operation as their "coal sale quotas" have run out. Limited supply resulted in a small price rise at these mines.

7 China's new energy installations possibly the highest in history this yr 2020-05-29

In 2020, China's new energy installed capacity will likely reach a new high. On May 25, the National Energy Administration issued an announcement saying that the combined "newly-added dig

8 S Africa Richards Bay Apr coal exports plunge to 9-yr low 2020-05-29

Coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest coal port in South Africa, hit a nine-year low in April, as slump in flows to India and South Korea more than offset increase in volume

9 Two Sessions: Chinese delegates call for more imports of premium coking coal 2020-05-29

Chinese delegates of NPC called for more imports of premium coking coal, in order to boost green development of steel industry. Domestic steel production has been plagued by supply shorta

10 CIL coal supply to power sector dips 22% to 32 Mt in Apr on demand slump 2020-05-29

The supply of coal to the power sector by state-owned Coal India has dropped 22% to 31.95 million tonnes in April amid slump in the fuel demand in the country on account of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

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1 China to slash H2 coal imports to back domestic miners, analysts say 2020-05-21

China is expected to tighten coal import rules in the second half of 2020 to shore up its struggling domestic industry, after record arrivals in the first four months, just as demand tanked because of

2 China Apr thermal coal imports surge 88.95% on yr 2020-05-28

China's thermal coal (incl. bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, but excl. lignite) imports in April surged 88.95% compared with the corresponding month last year, official data said, reaching a record

3 Top 3 provinces contribute 70% of China's coal output in Jan-Apr 2020-05-21

Raw coal output at China's three major production areas –Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, and Shaanxi – stood at 808.36 million tonnes in the first four months this year, taking 70.14% of the country's total,

4 Glencore, Tohoku Electric set coal contract price at $68.75/t 2020-05-18

Global miner Glencore Plc and Japan's Tohoku Electric Power agreed on a price of $68.75/t for supplies of thermal coal from Australia for the year through March 2021, the Nikkei business daily reporte

5 China's coal consumption falls to 57.7% of energy mix in 2019 2020-05-18

China's coal consumption fell to 57.7% of the total energy mix in 2019, down from 59.2% a year earlier, according to a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on May 15.

6 S Korea Apr thermal coal imports up 22.21% 2020-05-18

South Korea's thermal coal imports climbed 22.21% from a record low a month ago to 5.9 million tonnes in April, according to latest data from South Korea customs. Total imports (including

7 China Shenhua Apr coal sales up 68.4% YoY 2020-05-19

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd., a listed arm of China Energy Investment Corp., posted a 68.4% year-on-year increase in coal sales in April, down 23.17% on the month, the company said in a statement la

8 Yancoal Australia Q1 coal production at 9.149 Mt 2020-05-22

Yancoal Australia produced 9.149 million tonnes of saleable coal (based on its interest holding portion) over January to March in 2020, said the company. Of that, production of semi-hard

9 China thermal coal consumption rebounds obviously in the first half of May 2020-05-22

An average of 3.6 million tonnes of thermal coal was burnt to generate 7.32 TWh of coal-fired power per day in China in the first half of May, growing 2.8% and 3.8% respectively over the second half o

10 China's top four steel provinces churn out 50% of total crude steel in Apr 2020-05-20

Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong and Liaoning, top four steel provinces in China, churned out 42.43 million tonnes or 49.9% of China's total crude steel in April, showed data from the National Bureau of Stati

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1 Australian thermal coal may face further curbs; Indonesian imports little affected 2020-05-18

There were market talks about tightening thermal coal import restrictions in China after the state planner held a meeting late last week, though no further information available from official sources.

2 Indonesian thermal coal market bottoms out amid improved demand 2020-05-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices rebounded late last week thanks to improved buying from Chinese utilities. This would help reinforce market confidence in the short term. A large Chinese po

3 China coal imports surge despite restrictive measures 2020-05-12

China's coal imports have been rising sharply this year on a yearly basis, indicating little effect from restrictive measures taken by the government to curb imports of the fossil fuel. I

4 Sentiment improves at N China's coal ports as demand picks up 2020-05-11

China's domestic thermal coal market opened the week with improving sentiment at northern transfer ports, brightened by increased buying interest from utilities. One Beijing-based utility

5 China's thermal coal prices drift higher on solid demand 2020-05-14

China's thermal coal prices kept on a quick recovery at northern ports, backed by strong buying interest fueled partly by bullish sentiment in the market. Traders reported offer prices of

6 Further tightening of coal import restrictions is necessary 2020-05-13

In the case where China's domestic supply of thermal coal continues growing and the demand is generally sluggish, a series of measures to restrict coal imports have been implemented for a long time, b

7 Chinese domestic thermal coal gains strength from import curb 2020-05-20

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices jumped following market talks that the state planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission, asked key power utilities to suspend coal imports from

8 China's six coastal power groups see coal stocks fall below 15 Mt 2020-05-15

Coal stockpiles at China's six major coastal power groups have fallen below 15 million tonnes from a high of 17.9 million tonnes in late February amid recovering coal consumption. Data fr

9 China's coking coal prices continue falling; Australian prices pick up on solid buying 2020-05-13

Prices of metallurgical coal in China's key production areas continued falling on May 13 as buying interest remained weak, while Australian coal prices saw a pickup after several fresh trades.

10 China's import thermal coal market jitters amid new policy worries 2020-05-12

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market embraced further pickup of prices for most coal grades, but participants also fretted about possible tightening of import curbs following a customs meeting

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