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

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

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 IHS Markit 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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