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China coal short-term outlook August 2016

China coal short-term outlook August 2016

Report summary

After a 14-month high of 15 Mt of seaborne thermal coal imports set in June, the record was broken again with a 1 Mt increase in July. The 16 Mt of imports once again shows the strong influence of the 276 working days policy and the price competitiveness of international supply.

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Global coal markets are facing extraordinary challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as global overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have created cautious investors. These factors have caused delays and cancellations of many mine and infrastructure projects, as well as lower growth rates at others.

This Coal Market Short Term Outlook report gives global and regional coal producers, consumers, transporters and investors detailed supply, demand and price forecasts for the coal industry, covering all the key domestic markets in North America, China and India.

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  • Executive summary
    • Key market data
  • Prices
    • Tight supply and seasonal high demand are driving prices upward
      • Key thermal coal prices – history and forecast, US$/t nominal
      • Hard coking coal price arbitrage at Tangshan steel mill, US$/t nominal
  • Demand
    • Sultry days bolster thermal coal demand
    • Steel demand from construction sector supports metallurgical coal
  • Supply
    • Possibility of relaxing 276 working days policy affects market sentiment
    • Seaborne thermal coal imports keep increasing

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Prices
    • Prices: Image 1
    • Prices: Image 2
  • Demand
    • Monthly coal-fired generation, TWh
    • Demand: Image 2
    • Demand: Image 3
    • Monthly throughput at Huanghua, Mt
    • Demand: Image 5
    • Demand: Image 6
  • Supply
    • Supply: Image 1
    • Supply: Image 2
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