Global thermal coal: 5 things to look for in 2024

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In 2023, coal's resilience was evident. It was another record year for seaborne thermal coal exports, with prices eventually coming back to earth. 2024 offers up a raft of uncertainties. Geo-political strains, economic ambiguity, inflated costs and mounting climate issues all have the potential for significant impact on the global thermal coal markets. Opportunities for rising coal exports are evident though the market is not without its challenges. Will this year set another record year for seaborne thermal coal exports? In this insight, we look at five topics to look for in 2024 for global thermal coal markets.

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  • 1. Direction of economic recovery dictates China's influence on global coal markets
  • 2. Pushing Peak Coal out .again. 2024 to be another record year
  • 3. A return to stability and sanity for seaborne thermal coal prices
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
    • Russia
  • 5. Utility scale ammonia co-firing demonstration to begin test longer plant life, lower emissions and less coal

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  • 2024 Chinese coal seaborne imports and price scenarios

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