Global thermal coal: 2018 in review

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13 January 2019

Global thermal coal: 2018 in review

Report summary

The thermal coal market had quite the dynamic year in 2018 with volatility and uncertainty weighing heavily. This review insight looks at factors that made the 2018 thermal coal market reach highs and lows not seen for many years. In this report we examine why pricing outperformed expectations in 2018 but not all coals fared equally when it came to price spreads between markets and coal types. We also outline why seaborne demand stronger was than expected and the patchy response from the supply side. Lastly we address how the thermal coal landscape has changed with further corporate activity in the sector.

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This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • 2018 average monthly thermal coal prices
  • Seaborne demand to 2000-2018
  • Change in demand 2017-2018
  • Thermal coal M&A Activity and implied price

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