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January 2020 | Steel Raw Materials


Short-term pricing appears firm: Coking Coal and Coke Market Analysis


Contract supply could tighten out of the Bowen Basin, Australia, if miners are pressed to declare force majeure following the disruption caused by the bushfire season.

Despite cooler spot market activity last week, prices have risen. Coking coal prices have either ended the week higher or held their ground, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday (January 24-30). Australian hard coking coal climbed higher by 2.2% to $125.01 per tonne FOB Australia, while premium low-vol coking grades leapt by 8.5%, to trade at $155.26 per tonne FOB Australia. Mainstream prices of coking coal in northern China ranged between 1,300-1,620 Chinese yuan per tonne, with the weighted mid-point at 1,400 Chinese...

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