The Adaro Blog

India coal imports rise in Nov after three months of decline
February 10, 2020, 6:54 pm
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (Reuters) - India’s coal imports in November rose 8.6% from a year earlier to 21.83 million tonnes, government data showed, following three straight months of decline. Imports of thermal coal - used mainly for electricity generation - rose 12.3% from a year ago to 17.65...
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Virus-hit China may need more imports of coal. Now comes the tricky part – shipping it there
February 7, 2020, 7:37 pm
China’s domestic coal mines are struggling to ramp up production in the face of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. That’s a situation that may seem positive for seaborne exporters, but in reality it may be challenging for miners to take advantage. While there may be increased demand...
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Chinese coking coal imports rise by 15.3pc in 2019
February 5, 2020, 6:50 pm
China imported 74.6mn t of coking coal last year, up by 15.3pc from 64.7mn t in 2018, according to Chinese customs data. But imports in December stood at an all-time low of 1.7mn t, down by 72.43pc from November, and down by 45.7pc from December 2018. Total Chinese imports from Australia stood...
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Indonesia's Feb coal benchmark price set at $66.89/T -ministry
February 4, 2020, 6:01 pm
Indonesia’s government set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for February at $66.89 per tonne, Agung Pribadi, a spokesman at Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry told reporters on Tuesday It is a slight increase from $65.93 per tonne in January COAL-HBA-ID “The price increase for...
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India”s coal import rises 8% to 186 MT in Apr-December
February 3, 2020, 6:05 pm
India’s coal import increased by 7.6 per cent to 185.88 million tonnes (MT) in the April-December period of the current fiscal. Coal imports in December rose by 13.3 per cent to 20.52 MT compared to 18.10 MT in the year-ago month, according to provisional data by mjunction...
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China border curbs to restrict coking coal supplies
January 31, 2020, 6:21 pm
Two of China's closest trading partners Mongolia and Russia plan to restrict border crossings to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which is expected to halt coking coal exports to China. Border authorities in Mongolia have enforced temporary movement restrictions at its...
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Thermal coal markets: 5 trends to watch out for in 2020
January 30, 2020, 6:56 pm
The seaborne thermal coal market entered the year challenged by low priced LNG in the Atlantic and rapidly increasing supply in the Pacific. Economic indicators are weak globally and a warm winter in the northern hemisphere threatens Q1 demand. Will the market turn the corner later in the...
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Carbon tax contributes to drop in coal-fired electricity in UK: report
January 28, 2020, 7:15 pm
LONDON, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Britain's proportion of electricity generated from coal has fallen significantly from 40 percent to just 3 percent ever since a tax on carbon dioxide emissions was introduced in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the University College London...
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China imports 300m tonnes of coal in 2019 as prices tumble
January 27, 2020, 7:11 pm
Chinese coal imports jumped 7% last year to 300m tonnes as international prices for the fuel plunged to levels too attractive to resist, despite government intentions to keep foreign purchases flat. The world’s biggest coal consumer managed to squeak its total imports in under an...
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US coal-fired power generation totals 75.6 TWh in November, down 18.7% on year: EIA
January 27, 2020, 7:08 pm
Houston — US coal-fired power generation totaled 75.6 TWh in November, down 18.7% on year but up 13.1% from October, Energy Information Administration data showed Monday. It was the first month-on-month increase since July. From the five-year average of about 95.5 TWh produced in...
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