Global thermal coal: 5 things to look for in 2019

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After a year of ups and downs, the thermal coal market is unlikely to return to any state of calm. Instead we expect 2019 will continue thermal coal’s roller coaster ride as uncertainty and volatility will continue. This will undoubtedly see some tough decisions being made from supply, investment and political perspectives. In this insight we examine 5 key themes impacting thermal coal in 2019: China's import restrictions, demand in other Asia, how Indonesian suppliers will cope, easing of high CV premiums and continued volatility.

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  • Can Chinese import controls bite harder?
  • Will demand growth from the rest of Asia fill the gap?
  • Will Indonesian producers be squeezed out?
  • Softening of high CV coal price premiums
  • Expect more volatility

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  • Price discounts relative to Newcastle benchmark

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