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Coal Market News, Insight & Analysis

Track global seaborne coal market developments

IHS Energy provides critical intelligence and analysis on the global seaborne coal market, including industry-leading proprietary benchmark markers that serve as the settlement price in 90% of the world's coal-derivative contracts. Use our global steam coal outlooks to 2040 – supported by proprietary scenario analysis – to discern future market risks and opportunities. Get production and consumption data for all major coal regions, daily and weekly coal price markers, and detailed import and export statistics for thermal, metallurgical and petroleum coal. Understand the dynamics that shape regional coal markets across Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, India, China, the United States and Russia.

From intra-day updates to long-term forecasts, all of your subscription content can now be accessed in one place through our online platform, IHS Connect, enabling your entire enterprise to:

  • Find timely, accurate price reporting on the international coal industry
  • Get critical analysis of the major coal-producing and consuming regions
  • Quickly locate relevant imports, exports, production and consumption statistics
  • Gain a nuanced understanding of what’s driving the thermal, metallurgical and petroleum coal markets
  • Enjoy a unique brand of intelligent journalism produce by a global team focused almost exclusively on the coal industry

Who uses IHS Energy Coal Market News and Analysis?

  • Coal producers and suppliers
  • Utilities and power generators
  • Commodity traders
  • Banks and financial organizations
  • Integrated oil and gas companies
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Governments and institutions
  • Consumers – iron and steel, cement, chemical companies
  • EPC companies

In key functions of:

  • Trading
  • Investment
  • Strategic planning
  • Exploration and production
  • Market analysis
  • Business development
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Watch this short video to learn about the full suite of IHS Energy coal capabilities.

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Global Coal News and Analysis

Track the world’s major coal producing and consuming regions.

Where are the opportunities in today’s global coal market and what are the risks? How can I get real-time market alerts?

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Coal Price Data and Indexes

Optimize trading and investment decisions with industry-leading benchmark prices.

IHS coal price markers form a key component of the API indices, which serve as the settlement price in 90% of the world's coal derivative contracts. With its legacy of playing a key role in developing steam coal indexation, IHS McCloskey first published the NW European marker in 1991. This set the...

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APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis

Find trusted market information on regional thermal and coking coal production centers.

With our newly integrated APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis service, supporting your trading, investment and buying decisions has never been easier. The service delivers four weekly regional reports and one biweekly global report. The Australian Coal Report and Coalfax – both delivere...

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Chinese Coal Market News and Analysis

Understand the outlook for Chinese coal supply and demand.

What is driving China’s recent thermal coal export recovery and is it sustainable? Where will the next opportunities lie given the country’s slowing demand?

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North American Coal Market News, Analysis and Data

Anticipate the key drivers of the North American coal market.

What is the outlook for short and medium-term coal prices in North America? What is the future of the metallurgical market? U.S. exports and imports? Regulatory impacts? Supply/demand?

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Metallurgical Coal Market Insight, News and Analysis

Secure your position in the global metallurgical coal market

Our service integrates three deliverables to ensure you anticipate opportunity as well as risk across the world’s met coal markets. Each day, you receive the Inside Coal report with key metallurgical coal price indices, breaking headline news, freight rates and port throughput. Each quarter, we pu...

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Steam Coal Market Insight, News and Analysis

Assess market balance, identify trends and maximize opportunities.

Could higher freights change the balance of steam coal trading? How far will thermal coal prices have to fall for the market to stabilize and when will they rebound?

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