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North America coal short-term outlook August 2017: underwhelming summer demand

North America coal short-term outlook August 2017: underwhelming summer demand

Report summary

This has been the mildest August weather that the US has experienced since 2004. Domestic coal prices have remained fairly flat month over month as demand has been lower than anticipated. 

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  • Executive summary
  • Prices
  • Demand
    • Thermal export markets
    • Metallurgical export markets
  • Supply
  • Infrastructure
  • Supply-demand balances

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Key market data
  • Prices
    • Coal prices: history and forecast
  • Demand
    • 2017 monthly coal deliveries to coal-fired plants in storm impact area
    • NAPP netback prices into ARA
    • PRB netback prices into ARA
    • Thermal and Metallurgical Coal exports
  • Supply
  • Infrastructure
    • Coal train speed
    • Coal train dwell time
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Utility stockpiles by census region (Mst)
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