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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?

Our newly enhanced service provides international coal benchmark pricing and market data – from biweekly in-depth reports to real-time email alerts. Every two weeks, you receive the IHS McCloskey Coal report, which details the global met and steam coal industry, including a full list of benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps. At the close of business each Friday, read our online fax for a recap of the week’s key market and price movements. For trades and other urgent decisions, rely on our newswire service, the industry’s leading source for 24/7 coal price intelligence.

Access this integrated service to:

  • Identify high performing projects and investment opportunities
  • Get reliable intelligence on M&As, transportation, logistics, shipping, mining, power and steel
  • Access data on coal production, consumption, prices, imports, exports, freights and swaps
  • Inform trades with real-time email alerts delivered 24/7

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What's Included

IHS McCloskey Coal Report

Delivered every two weeks, a report featuring major global stories with in-depth analysis and data:

  • Global metallurgical and steam coal trade and price analysis
  • Global mergers and acquisitions
  • Global transport, logistics and freight
  • Global mining, power and steel
  • Global production, consumption, import/export analysis
  • Analysis of electricity/carbon markets
  • Comprehensive listing of all benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps

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IHS McCloskey Fax (online)

Delivered at the end of business each Friday, this easy-to-digest report is the most informed up-to-news and pricing service available.

  • Time-sensitive market intelligence
  • Coal prices and indices


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Newswire Service

Delivered in real time 24/7, these email alerts deliver market-moving news to coal industry professionals – especially of interest to traders – in a world where prices and sentiment can change in minutes.

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Industry Success Stories

IHS Energy Blog

Jul 21

Coking coal rallies as Chinese domestic tightens

Despite relatively minor impacts on recent supply demand fundamentals, seaborne coking coal spot prices managed to rally over the past fortnight, reflecting, again, China’s oversize influence on coal markets. Chinese steel mills this week paid as much as $177/t CFR for premium Australian coal, well above a “ceiling” of $160/t CFR declared two weeks

Jul 19

First US 2018 tenders in ‘razor’s edge’ vibe

The first tickets have been issued to the annual dance among United States (US) cokemakers and metallurgical (met) coal suppliers. As usual, AK Steel opened the gate. SunCoke stood at its side, prepared to greet invited guests. There doesn’t appear to be anything unusual about the tenders. AK Steel requires coal for delivery during 2018 to the Middletow


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