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China coal short-term outlook February 2017: market awaiting policy direction



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A divide has emerged in the thermal and metallurgical coal markets. Thermal coal price rebounded in late February while domestic coking coal price kept dropping. China's two big annual political meetings "Two Sessions" take place in early March impacting the resumption of domestic mines. The industry is now waiting anxiously for the next production control policy due after the heating season in mid March. Several policies and plans will bring benefits to coal conversion industry though it still will take time for the infant industry to come of age.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Prices
  • Demand
  • Policy and regulation
  • Supply

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Monthly coal-fired generation, TWh
  • Monthly hydropower generation, TWh
  • Monthly throughput at Qinhuangdao, Mt
  • Monthly throughput at Huanghua, Mt
  • Monthly hot metal production, Mt
  • Monthly metallurgical coke production, Mt
  • Prices: Image 1
  • Prices: Image 2


  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation: Table 1

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