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Thermal coal outlook reports

28 February 2019

Global thermal coal short-term outlook February 2019 - China policy uncertainty kicks in early

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook February 2019 - China policy uncertainty kicks in early

We are two months into the year and we are already talking about Chinese customs clearance and potential port restrictions on imported thermal coal...

26 December 2018

Global thermal coal short-term outlook December 2018: elevated prices and risks to persist

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook December 2018: elevated prices and risks to persist

2018 is coming to an end. It has been a tumultuous year and commodity markets faced increased demand uncertainty and price volatility. Supply conti...

30 November 2018

Global thermal coal short-term outlook November 2018: weak demand drives prices down

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook November 2018: weak demand drives prices down

Chinese imports restrictions, milder temperature in key Asian markets and increased availability of nuclear power generation has resulted in weaker...

31 October 2018

Global thermal coal short-term outlook October 2018 - Import restrictions drive off-spec markets

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook October 2018 - Import restrictions drive off-spec markets

While supply tightness in premium quality coal has kept Newcastle benchmark price elevated, China's import restriction policies widened spreads for...

31 January 2019

Global thermal coal short-term outlook January 2019: Cautious optimism to the start of new year

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook January 2019: Cautious optimism to the start of new year

The seaborne thermal coal trade enters 2019 with cautious optimism, coming out of a successful 2018. Economic health across the globe, especially i...

30 August 2018

Global thermal coal short-term outlook August 2018: prices driven by increased supply and FX rates

Commodity Market Report

Global thermal coal short-term outlook August 2018: prices driven by increased supply and FX rates

In August, there was a significant appreciation in the value of the US dollar against a basket of key coal producing countries. Depreciating curren...

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