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Price rollercoaster continues: Global thermal coal short-term outlook December 2016

Price rollercoaster continues: Global thermal coal short-term outlook December 2016

Report summary

In the latest monthly report, we discuss 2016 supply/demand balance and winners and losers of the seaborne market.  

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  • wm coal monthly thermal trade december 2016.xls XLS - 1.85 MB


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 Thermal 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 thermal 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.

From market dynamics to trade patterns, we give you confidence in your strategic planning.

  • Executive summary
    • Key market data
  • Prices
    • Staying elevated, for now
  • Demand
    • 2016 scorecard: China shines
    • India releases new Power Plan for consultation
    • Europe: nuclear returns, day-ahead power prices are softening
    • Coal plant retirements and divestments continue in Europe
  • Supply
    • Australia thermal coal exports by month (Mt)
    • Russia thermal coal exports and FX sensitivity (Mt)

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Prices
    • Key prices - history and forecast, nominal US$/t
  • Demand
    • 2016 scorecard: China shines
    • Monthly hard-coal burn in Germany (TWh)
    • Forward power prices in the UK (Euro/MWh)
  • Supply
    • Supply: Image 1
    • Supply: Image 2
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