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Coal Market News, Insight & Analysis

Track global seaborne coal market developments

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 Markit ConnectTM, 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 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

Products & Solutions

  • Global Coal News and Analysis

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

  • Coal Price Data and Indexes

    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.

  • APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis

    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 delivered weekly – summarize the latest activity occurring in Australia’s thermal and coking coal markets and highlight global coal trade news from an Asia-Pacific focus. The South Africa Coal Report brings you vital price, trade, and tender data, plus port, shipping and rail statistics. The India Coal Report discloses data and analysis on the sub-continent’s burgeoning coal, steel and power industries. The biweekly IHS McCloskey Coal report wraps everything up in a summary of the global met and steam coal industry, including a full list of benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps.

  • Chinese Coal Market News and Analysis

    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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Events

16th Annual Southern African Coal Conference
Date: January 2021
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Experts

Jim Thompson

He is conversant on worldwide market trends, with a focus on the North American coal markets. Mr. Thompson provides expertise both in thermal coal for electricity production and metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process. He is widely quoted by leading financial newspapers and speaks at multiple, industry-related conferences. He has more than two decades of experience in providing analysis and insight on coal markets for coal producers and consumers, as well as for financial analysts and investors.​ Mr. Thompson co-founded Energy Publishing, which was acquired by IHS Markit in 2013, and is now part of IHS Markit. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University.​​

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Scott Dendy

He was instrumental in designing, developing and launching the McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink South China CFR 5,500kc marker as well as API8, API5 and API3 (in conjunction with Argus Media) for IHS Markit. He has overseen the rapid uptake in traded derivative volumes based against IHS Markit's McCloskey Indonesian Sub-bituminous FOB marker. His role demands a good understanding of trading, both in physical and derivative/futures markets, from how they work to how they are developed, launched and adopted. He is also the managing editor of International Nuclear Business from IHS Markit. Previously, Mr. Dendy was the editor of UK Powerfocus for The McCloskey Group, where he closely followed the UK's New Electricity Trading Agreements (NETA). He worked on a number of European power modeling projects for Power Ink Limited, where he also co-edited a quarterly UK power generation report for Financial Times Energy.  During the early 2000s, Mr. Dendy worked within the Power Development division of the international engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald. Before that, he worked at the energy purchasing consultancy John Hall Associates. He has more than 17 years of experience in covering energy-related traded markets. Mr. Dendy has a Master's Degree in History from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

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Bob Hodge

He leads a team of writers who report daily on the US coal industry, assessing coal prices, production, transportation and coal-fired power generation. He has more than a decade of years of experience in research and writing about both thermal and metallurgical coal markets in America, as well as legislative and regulatory issues that impact the coal industry. Mr. Hodge is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, US.

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