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India coal short-term outlook September 2016

India coal short-term outlook September 2016

Report summary

Weak demand and high stocks are pressuring spot coal prices. Coal India Limited had little option in Q3 but to lower production. Will the government intervene to stave off imports?   

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  • Executive summary
  • Prices
    • No relief from weak prices for domestic coal
  • Demand
    • Power demand growth is not enough to absorb domestic coal over supply
  • Supply
    • Coal India Limited in a dilemma: to increase production or not

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Key market data
  • Prices
    • CIL performance in the spot market, Mt and %
    • CFR India prices of imported coal, US$/t
    • Thermal prices: history and forecast, US$/t nominal
    • Metallurgical prices: history and forecast, US$/t nominal
  • Demand
    • Monthly coal-fired generation, TWh
    • Monthly hydro-power generation, TWh
    • Monthly thermal generation in the North and East, TWh
    • Monthly thermal generation in the West and South, TWh
    • Domestic coal stocks at power plants, Mt
    • Total coal stocks at power plants, days burn
  • Supply
    • CIL raw coal production, Mt
    • CIL coal despatches, Mt
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