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Global metallurgical coal short-term outlook August 2016

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Report summary

Combined effect of China's 276-days working policy and weather-related disruptions have tightened the met coal market considerably boosting spot prices as a result.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • August spot HCC price growth has similarities to market conditions after the 2011 Queensland floods
    • Mine margins on the rise
    • Q4 contract talks complicated by spot price surge and volatility
    • Price outlook depends on China supply recovery
    • Australian mines running at close to capacity
    • Warrior Met Coal restarts the No. 4 mine
    • Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund to purchase Walter’s Canadian assets
    • Peabody Energy's 2016-21 action plan

Tables and charts

This report includes 8 images and tables including:

Images

  • Seaborne metallurgical coal FOB cost curve (adjusted to HCC benchmark), US$/t
  • Key metallurgical coal prices: history and forecast, US$/t nominal
  • Queensland metallurgical coal exports, Mt
  • Global and Chinese steel production, Mt
  • Steel production - other majors, Mt
  • Global and Chinese hot metal production, Mt
  • Hot metal production - other majors, Mt

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  • Key market data

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