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1 China's domestic thermal coal prices jump to a 19-mth high 2020-11-27

Spot thermal coal prices at China's northern transshipment ports jumped to a new high of nearly 19 months, as firm trading activities stoked the concerns of sustained supply crunch. On No

2 Mongolian coking coal exports to China tumble amid stricter border virus check 2020-11-27

Mongolian coking coal shipments to China slumped as Chinese checkpoints at the border imposed stricter coronavirus checks on Mongolian drivers, causing a significant slowdown in customs clearing, sour

3 China's 2020 coal imports in a sharper curve due to COVID-19 pandemic 2020-11-27

China's coal imports so far this year presented a much sharper curve than the past years even with similar control measures following import policy relaxation in the beginning of recent years.

4 China's thermal coal futures hit 2-yr high on supply crunch, growing demand 2020-11-27

Thermal coal futures on Dalian Commodity Exchange has touched a new high in the past two years, due to a combination of sustained supply crunch and mounting demand. As of 10 o'clock a.m.

5 Shanxi Luliang's raw coal output increases 13.3% YoY over Jan-Oct 2020-11-27

Luliang's raw coal output reached 115.03 million tonnes in the first ten months this year, increasing 13.3% from a year ago, according to the city's statistics bureau. Its washed coal out

6 Shanxi closes 19 coking plants so far this year 2020-11-27

Shanxi has closed 19 coking plants so far this year, involving 10.79 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of outdated coking capacity, local media reported. In addision, 11 coke producers have

7 China's domestic thermal coal prices edge higher 2020-11-26

Offer prices of spot thermal coal continued to increase at China's northern ports, backed by new deals sealed with higher prices a day earlier, sources said. A Jiangsu-based power plant o

8 Chinese coking coal prices sustain rally amid supply tightness 2020-11-26

Chinese domestic coking coal market continued to move higher amid ongoing supply shortage. On November 26, Fenwei CCI assessed Shanxi premium hard coking coal at 1,463 yuan/t, up 12 yuan/

9 Russia thermal coal squeezing Indonesia's market share in Asia 2020-11-26

Russia is likely to further squeeze market share of Indonesia, a traditional thermal coal supplier, in main Asian countries like China in the future. China's import of thermal coal (excl.

10 China inks a $1.5bn thermal coal import deal with Indonesia 2020-11-26

China is aiming to expand thermal coal imports from Indonesia in 2021 after the fossil fuel trade has been affected by the COVID-19 this year, according to a recent agreement signed by the two countri

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1 China faces Mongolian coal import shortage as coronavirus spreads 2020-11-24

Shipments of Mongolian coking coal to China have been challenged as a second wave of COVID-19 virus appeared in the landlocked country that has triggered strict measures on China's border administrati

2 China inks a $1.5bn thermal coal import deal with Indonesia 2020-11-26

China is aiming to expand thermal coal imports from Indonesia in 2021 after the fossil fuel trade has been affected by the COVID-19 this year, according to a recent agreement signed by the two countri

3 Global met coal may further strengthen on recovering demand, short supply 2020-11-24

Global metallurgical coal prices are likely to further tick up in the coming months, following recent increaseddemand driven up by the recovering appetites, Russia's VTB Capital said.

4 China Oct thermal coal imports slump 58.02% YoY 2020-11-25

China imported 4.84 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coals but excluding lignite) in October, slumping 58.02% year on year and 41.19% month on month, showed the

5 China's coke output increases for 4 straight mths on robust demand 2020-11-23

China's production of coke, a steelmaking material, has increased for four consecutive months on a year-on-year basis, driven by buoyant demand from steel mills. In October, the country's

6 Indian power utilities' thermal coal imports rebound for 2nd mth in Oct 2020-11-26

Indian power generators imported 4.64 million tonnes of thermal coal in October, up 14.99% from the preceding month, marking the second consecutive monthly increase, showed the latest data from the Ce

7 Teck raises coking coal sales to China in Q4 2020-11-25

Canada's coal miner Teck Resources announced that it has raised its coking coal sales to China in the fourth quarter this year due to increased demand, the miner said in a statement on November 22.

8 China's coal-rich province issues regulation to prevent mine accidents 2020-11-25

Northern China's Shanxi province rolled out strict regulation to prevent mine accidents from happening. The provincial government stated once a major accident occurs at a coal mine owned

9 China's Oct coking coal import up 3.5% YoY 2020-11-25

China's coking coal imports in October rose 3.5% from the year-ago level, according to General Administration of Customs (GAC) on November 25. The imports of coking coal totaled 5.9 milli

10 Shanxi's Oct raw coal output up 13.9%, coke output up 13.2% on yr 2020-11-23

Shanxi's raw coal production increased 13.9% year on year in October to 95.44 million tonnes, according to data of the Shanxi provincial statistics bureau. Shanxi's cumulative raw coal ou

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices climb after new quotas grant to coastal provinces 2020-11-19

Indonesian thermal coal prices edged up in the Chinese seaborne import market on news that some coastal provinces had received new import quotas for this year. Southeast China's Guangdong

2 Indonesian thermal coal prices drift higher amid buoyant buying 2020-11-20

Chinese demand for Indonesian thermal coal have surged abruptly this week after several coastal provinces reportedly gained additional import quotas from Beijing, fueling the market to keep moving upw

3 Chinese buyers seeking alternatives to Australian thermal coal 2020-11-16

Chinese buyers are looking to diversify import sources of seaborne thermal coal after Australian thermal coal was restricted. Shipments from South Africa and Colombia have been heard in the market.

4 Guangdong gains new seaborne coal import quotas, sources 2020-11-18

Southeastern China's Guangdong province received additional import quotas of seaborne thermal coal for the rest of this year, sources familiar with the matter said on November 18. A sourc

5 Chinese utilities expected to buy spot thermal coal, fueling optimism 2020-11-16

Chinese coal-fired power plants are expected to replenish stocks of thermal coal from the spot market, alongside the fading role of hydropower amid cooler weather and increasing demand for thermal pow

6 Coal supply tightness could hardly ease in short term amid safety checks 2020-11-19

The supply tightness in China's domestic thermal coal market may continue in the near term despite the central government's push to boost production. China has kicked off an across-the-bo

7 Chinese thermal coal participants sidelined on extra import quotas talk 2020-11-19

Recent market talk on fresh coal import quota granting to Chinese coastal provinces have stirred concerns and wait-and-see sentiment among participants in China's domestic thermal coal market, which s

8 Market confidence improves amid China's thermal coal shortfall 2020-11-18

Market participants' confidence was reinforced alongside persistent thermal coal shortfall and signs of price markup at northern China ports. Most traders still reported a severe lack of

9 Chinese thermal coal market Dec outlook diverges 2020-11-20

December outlook diverged for Chinese spot thermal coal market, as recent allocation of additional import quotas has dented confidence of some participants. Short-term optimism and pessim

10 China met coke outlook still bullish on resilient demand 2020-11-19

The near-term outlook for metallurgical coke remained bullish in China, partly encouraged by the resilient demand in the downstream market. Production of pig iron and finished steel climb