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  • Tuesday March 05,2024
  • 11:47:12Coal  
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    South Africa exported 6.09 Mt of coal in Jan 2024, up 0.73% YoY yet down 14.14% MoM, customs data showed. The exports of thermal coal (bituminous coal and other coal) reached 6.07 Mt, up 0.86% YoY yet down 13.10% MoM.

  • 10:27:13Steel  Macro  
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    CPPCC member Liu Zhongmin proposes enhancing China's iron ore supply security and pricing influence during the "Two Sessions" with five key points: 1. Boost domestic iron ore production, develop equity mines, and foster the scrap steel industry. 2. Accelerate reserve system construction for price stability and reliable supply. 3. Establish a national iron ore trading center, create a Chinese iron ore price index, and promote its adoption. 4. Strengthen leading manufacturers to elevate their role in global trading. 5. Guide large traders and steelmakers to use domestic iron ore futures for arbitrage.

  • 09:34:50Coal  Logistics  
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    The Baltic dry bulk freight index jumped 4.3% to a two-month high of 2,297 points on Mar 4, driven by robust demand for all types of vessels. Capesize freight index rose 5.7% to 4,205 points, the highest for more than two months. Panamax index rose 2.9%, up for the fifth consecutive session, and the Supramax index renewed the two-month high.

  • 08:43:01Coal  
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    Poland's hard coal production was 4.13 Mt in Jan 2024, up 2.1% YoY and 2.2% MoM. Lignite production reached 3.55 Mt, down 12.7% YoY and 4.5% MoM, official statistics showed.

  • 08:37:38Coal  
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    Russia's seaborne coal exports rose 10.51% MoM yet down 8.73% YoY to 11.77 Mt in Feb 2024, according to Kpler's cargo-tracking data.

  • Monday March 04,2024
  • 10:43:59Coal  
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    State-owned Coal India Ltd produced 74.80 Mt of coal in Feb 2024, up 8.72% YoY yet down 4.59% MoM, while coal sales rose 12.01% YoY yet declined 3.33% MoM to 65.30 Mt, the company said.

  • 10:20:38Steel  
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    Inventory of five major steel products in China's 21 cities continued to increase in late Feb (Feb 21-29), up 12.8% from mid-Feb and 0.7% YoY to 13.67 Mt, according to data from the China Iron and Steel Association.

  • 09:31:11Gas  
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    Saudi Arabia's voluntary production cuts of 1 million bpd, which began in July 2023, will be extended to the end of June this year.

  • 09:24:37Macro  Others  
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    China's National People's Congress is scheduled to open in Beijing on Mar 5, Tuesday. Topics about the gov't 2024 growth target, fiscal stance for 2024, property sector policy and gov't plan to stimulate consumption will be discussed.

  • Friday March 01,2024
  • 15:15:41Coal  
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    The Russian gov't announced on Feb 29 that it will reintroduce flexible export tariffs linked to the ruble exchange rate on coal exports, effective Mar 1, according to a Reuters report. The tariffs will be in place until Feb 28, 2025, with rates ranging from 4% to 7% based on the domestic currency's exchange rate. No tariffs will be levied if the rate is below 80 rubles per U.S. dollar.

  • 08:53:22Coal  
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    China's total primary energy output in 2023 was 4.83 Bt of standard coal equivalent, up 4.2% YoY, according to preliminary estimates released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China.

  • 08:44:22Coal  
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    Turkey imported 3.53 Mt of coal in Jan 2024, up 20.98% YoY yet down 2.93% MoM, according to the country's trading statistics.

  • Thursday February 29,2024
  • 13:10:59Others  
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    The 3# berth at Hay Point coal terminal in N Queensland of Australia is undergoing maintenance shutdown from Feb 25-Mar 5, 2024, while the 2# berth at DBCT is scheduled for overhaul from Feb 21-Mar 13.

  • 11:31:45Coal  
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    Vietnam produced 4.03 Mt of coal in Jan, up 24.29% from 3.24 Mt a year ago and 17.53% compared to 3.43 Mt in the previous month, data from the General Statistics Office showed.

  • 08:51:03Coal  
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    Australian mining company Stanmore totally produced 13.2 Mt of salable coal in 2023, up 43.47% YoY. It sold 12.8 Mt of produced coal, up 37.63% on yr, showed data from the company's yearly report released on Feb 26.

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