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Tohoku Electric and Rio Tinto settle 2015 thermal benchmark

Tohoku Electric and Rio Tinto settle 2015 thermal benchmark

Report summary

On 3 April, Japanese utility, Tohoku Electric Power, agreed to pay Australian miner, Rio Tinto, US$67.8/t FOB Newcastle for prime quality thermal coal (6,322 kcal/kg GAR) for April-March delivery

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  • Executive summary
    • JPU business is a prize
    • What does the settlement mean for Australia?
    • How about other exporting countries?
    • Conclusion

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Changing pattern of JPUs thermal coal specifications
    • JPUs settlement and Newcastle spot (US$/t, nominal)
    • Japan reliance on Australia not reducing...
    • ... but Australian supply shifting to other markets
    • Total cash cost of premium thermal-capable mines (FOB Newcastle port, US$/t)
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