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Global thermal coal short-term outlook August 2017: China drives the market bullishness

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01 September 2017

Global thermal coal short-term outlook August 2017: China drives the market bullishness

Report summary

International thermal coal prices have remained strong through the last week of August despite evidence of weakening shoulder season coal demand in northern Asia. Thermal coal supply constraints in Australia and Indonesia have provided support for coal prices.

Table of contents

    • Key market data
    • Key prices - history and forecast (nominal, US$/t)
    • Chinese power demand reaches a record high in July
    • China Shenhua and Guodian merger will create an energy titan
    • Taiwan major blackout highlights system vulnerability
    • Indian coal demand still wanes during July
    • South Korea re-starts two nuclear reactors lowering load to thermal plants
    • Will French nuclear output recover from last winter's outages as a new safety probe is announced?
    • China expands coal mine inspections in Shanxi
    • Glencore's supply disruptions continue, but others poised to increase supply during H2-2017
    • Glencore's Rolleston thermal coal mine up for sale
    • Colombian exports fall short of 90 Mtpa

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This report includes 4 images and tables including:

  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Prices: Image 1
  • Colombia production history and forecast (Mt)
  • 2017 Colombia coal exports (Mt)

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