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Higher global prices could spell relief for US coking coal exporters


Higher global prices could spell relief for US coking coal exporters

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The majority of the US coking coal exporters would theoretically be profitable again if the recent surge in pricing leads to a quarterly benchmark settlement of over US$140/t. However, there is a strong likelihood that these high prices for coking coal will be short-lived. 

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  • Global coking coal prices suddenly rebound in September
  • US coking coal producers have suffered financially in recent years
  • US exports would be limited to current operating capacity
  • Smaller producers are expected to be the first to return to profitability
  • High benchmark prices are unlikely to be sustained

In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Global coking coal prices suddenly rebound in September
    • Historical benchmark price against US metallurgical coal exports by basin
  • US coking coal producers have suffered financially in recent years
  • US exports would be limited to current operating capacity
    • US metallurgical coal export supply with positive margins by quality
  • Smaller producers are expected to be the first to return to profitability
    • US metallurgical coal export supply with positive margins by producer
    • Capital expenditures on US metallurgical coal mines
  • High benchmark prices are unlikely to be sustained
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