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Metallurgical Coal Market Insight, News and Analysis

Secure your position in the global metallurgical coal market

Our newly enhanced 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 publish the Metallurgical Coal Quarterly, which provides a 36-month and 10-year outlook for met coal supply, demand, production, price and trade. The biweekly IHS McCloskey Coal report wraps everything up in a summary of the global met and steam coal industry, including benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps.

Enterprise-wide access to service content through our online platform IHS Connect allows you to:

  • Understand key factors driving met coal markets regionally and globally
  • Optimize trades, investments, purchases and sales
  • Leverage benchmark metallurgical coal prices
  • Anticipate impact of steel industry shifts on metallurgical coal demand
  • Recognize market trends and capitalize on inflexion points

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

What's Included

Metallurgical Coal Quarterly

Quarterly publication with short- and medium-term forecasts of the international met coal trade for hard coking coal, semi-soft and PCI coals:

  • 36-month global outlooks (three issues/year)
  • 10-year forecast (one issue/year)
  • Executive summary of supply, demand, price
  • Latest available export data from all major metallurgical coal exporting countries
  • MCQ Supply Database:
    • Export and supply developments
    • Country-by-country analysis of all key exporters
  • MCQ Demand Model:
    • Proprietary forecasts of met coal demand by country/region

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Inside Coal

Daily publication, providing breaking news on the international coking (met) coal market:

  • Met coal news, analysis and insight
  • Content from IHS steel teams, putting into context how movements in steel markets affect met coal
  • Introduction of global freight rates
  • Daily coking coal index tracking the spot price for:
    • Queensland premium hard coking coal (East coast Australia)
    • Hampton Road Low Vol. coking coal (US)
    • Hampton Road Hi Vol. coking coal (US)
  • Incorporating all IHS coking coal marker prices, plus freight rates and port throughput

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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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