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North America coal short-term outlook June 2016

North America coal short-term outlook June 2016

Report summary

The corner has turned in the current coal market cycle and price and demand recovery are projected for the next two years. Summer cooling demand coupled with higher natural gas prices will spur demand as coal plants run more and displace gas units in some areas. The PRB, in particular will benefit with demand increasing strongly for the balance of the year and into 2017.

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Global coal markets are facing extraordinary challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as global overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have created cautious investors. These factors have caused delays and cancellations of many mine and infrastructure projects, as well as lower growth rates at others.

This Coal Market Short Term Outlook report gives global and regional coal producers, consumers, transporters and investors detailed supply, demand and price forecasts for the coal industry, covering all the key domestic markets in North America, China and India.

Use this report to gain a better understanding of market dynamics, including revenue and demand potential for different coals. It will also help you identify trade patterns and changes affecting the coal markets.

Wood Mackenzie is the only coal industry service provider that offers a market outlook integrated with other sector analyses, including macroeconomics, coal supply, steel markets and gas and power markets. Our coal analysts are based in the markets they analyse. They work with objective, proprietary data to help you maximise your current and future investments.

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  • Executive summary
    • Key market data:
  • Prices
  • Demand
    • Power Demand
    • International prices edge higher as the UK votes to leave
    • Strong Demand will accompany increased gas prices
      • South Atlantic coal and gas capacity factors
  • Supply
    • Markets need to believe
    • Reorganization to the rescue
    • The UMWA votes
  • Infrastructure
  • Supply-demand balances

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Total US Supply-Demand Balance (Mst)
  • Prices
    • Coal Prices: History and Forecast
  • Demand
    • Coal-fired generation
    • West North Central coal and gas capacity factors
    • Demand: Image 3
  • Supply
  • Infrastructure
    • Total US class I railcar loads
  • Supply-demand balances
    • EGU Stockpiles by census region (Mst)
    • US natural gas storage inventories (bcf)
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