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IHS Markit 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 Markit McCloskey first published the NW European marker in 1991. This set the standard for 6,000kc coal traded in the Atlantic and the foundation for the API indices. Produced jointly between McCloskey and Argus, the API indices helped transform coal into a commodity.
Indonesian 4,200 kc GAR is some of the most liquid physical spot markets in Asia, supported by strong demand from China and India. Due to its ability to respond quickly and accurately to market conditions the IHS Markit McCloskey Indonesian 4,200 kc GAR FOB marker is increasingly being used for physical transactions and will shortly become the basis for derivatives trading in for the product.
Available as an add on to our other products, the full set of steam, coking and petcoke prices – along with vital coal market data, news and analysis – can be accessed through our online platform IHS Markit Connect® to:
- Support your trades, purchases, sales and contracts
- Track coal developments by country, region and coal type
- Identify and capitalize on market trends
Methodology and Resources
- Energy Coking Coal Methodology
- Energy Thermal and Petcoke Methodology
- Energy Code of Ethics
- Energy Complaint Handling Procedures
- Daily Marker Rationale
- Weekly Marker Rationale
- Marker Publication Schedule
- Coal Assurance Review
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