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India coal short-term outlook April 2022

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07 April 2022

India coal short-term outlook April 2022

Report summary

Despite strong Indian coal production, logistics issues constrained the supply to meet demand growth. With the advent of summer, coal demand for the power sector to remain firm. Demand from the non-power sector will continue to be steady with mostly promising economic indicators for the country. Thermal and metallurgical coal imports made a tepid start in 2022. But how will coal imports fare for the rest of 2022 to meet growing Indian demand? Read on to find out more about these issues and our forecast for the Indian coal market.

Table of contents

  • Global coal prices will remain elevated, though softening from current levels
  • Thermal coal imports to recover amid strong demand outlook
  • Tepid metallurgical coal demand to revive amid softening of coal prices
  • Logistical bottlenecks limit coal supplies

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • CIL performance in the spot market
  • CFR India prices of imported coal
  • Key thermal coal prices: history/forecast
  • Key metallurgical coal prices: history/ forecast
  • Monthly coal-fired generation
  • Domestic coal stocks at power plants
  • Monthly hot metal and steel production
  • Imported coal stocks at power plants
  • Total raw coal production
  • Total raw coal despatches
  • Seaborne thermal coal imports by origin
  • Seaborne metallurgical coal imports by origin

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