Coal Market News

China coal output rises to highest since 2015

20 Jan 2021 | Source: Mining [Dot] Com

The world’s biggest coal miner and consumer produced 3.84 billion tonnes of coal in 2020, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday.

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November mining production down 11.6% y/y

20 Jan 2021 | Source: Mining Weekly

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that South Africa’s mining production decreased by 11.6% year-on-year in November, largely owing to iron-ore output having decreased by 35.3%, contributing 3.9 percentage points.

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Vietnamese coal imports hit record high in 2020

20 Jan 2021 | Source: Argus Media

Vietnamese coal imports rose last year as the country's steady industrial activity helped to absorb some of the Covid-19 pandemic-driven oversupply in Asia.

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South Kalimantan thermal coal miners facing delays from flooding

19 Jan 2021 | Source: S&P Global Platts

singapore — Thermal coal miners in South Kalimantan were experiencing loading delays following flooding in the region, sources said Jan. 19, with a state of emergency having been declared on Jan. 15.

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Coal price expected to average $100/t as China turns to South Africa for coal

19 Jan 2021 | Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com ) – China is buying South African coal at a time when analysts are forecasting a buoyant average coal price of $100/t for the first half (H1) of 2021.

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China Mulls Allowing Some Australian Coal Imports Amid Ban

19 Jan 2021 | Source: Bloomberg

China is considering accepting some stranded Australian coal cargoes, an effort that would help ease a logjam of vessels that have stacked up off its coast for months.

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Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Kimi may lift met coal prices: sources

19 Jan 2021 | Source: S&P Global Platts

Singapore — The seaborne metallurgical coal market is monitoring the development of Tropical Cyclone Kimi, which has the potential to bring heavy rainfall across costal Queensland and drive up spot prices in the near term, market sources said.

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Australia Newcastle coal vessel queue renews 2020 high

01 Dec 2020 | Source: Argus Media

The vessel queue outside Australia's Newcastle port has hit a new 2020 high of 27, following extreme weather, a damaged shiploader and as unionised tug workers stepped up industrial action.

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China's coking coal imports fall to five-month low

01 Dec 2020 | Source: Argus Media

China's coking coal imports fell to a five-month low in October, hit by slowing Australian arrivals following an unofficial ban on coal imports from the country that was imposed in early October.

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Australia Seeks Clarity From Beijing on Coal Import Ban

14 Oct 2020 | Source: Bloomberg

The Australian government is seeking clarification from Beijing on reports that China has suspended purchases of Australian coal amid heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

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