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India coal long-term outlook H2 2020: firm fundamentals drive growth despite pandemic

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02 February 2021

India coal long-term outlook H2 2020: firm fundamentals drive growth despite pandemic

Report summary

The significant presence of India will continue in the thermal and metallurgical coal markets in the long term. We expect thermal coal demand to increase by 68% by 2050. Even though renewable power generation is set to increase, coal will continue to have a major presence in the power sector. Coal’s share of the generation mix will remain above 40% through 2050. Meanwhile, demand for metallurgical coal will increase by 264% by 2050 – 85% of which will be catered through imports. The Indian government wants to reduce the reliance on imports for thermal coal and to diversify metallurgical coal sources. But we foresee thermal coal imports remaining a part of Indian coal demand throughout our forecast. Australia will also remain a key supplier of metallurgical coal in India until 2050. In this report, we look at the demand and supply outlook for coal, considering the economic growth of India in the long term.

Table of contents

  • Thermal coal will remain pivotal for power and non-power sectors
  • Government introduces coal import monitoring system (CIMS)
    • A comprehensive PowerPoint presentation and related Excel spreadsheets are available in the download section of this report, detailing the full H2 2020 long-term outlook.

Tables and charts

This report includes 2 images and tables including:

  • Import mix of Metallurgical coal in the long term
  • Thermal coal demand to reach 1 Btpa in 2024

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    01 Cms India Executive Summary Data

    XLS 2.53 MB

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    02 Cms India Price Outlook Data

    XLS 932.00 KB

  • Document

    03 Cms India Thermal Demand Data

    XLS 929.00 KB

  • Document

    04 Cms India Met Demand Data

    XLS 713.50 KB

  • Document

    05 Cms India Coal Supply Data

    XLS 776.50 KB

  • Document

    06 Cms India Infrastructure Data

    XLS 479.00 KB

  • Document

    India Coal Long Term Outlook H2 2020

    PDF 1.39 MB

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    India coal long-term outlook H2 2020: firm fundamentals drive growth despite pandemic

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