Coal Prices, markets & analysis
The ICIS Coal Swaps Daily report is focused on the global coal traded market, providing subscribers with a concise overview of prices and news needed to trade coal and keep up to speed with the latest developments.
Coal Swaps Daily ensures readers can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving prices.
Use ICIS information to:
- Access the latest coal forward prices
- Read about price drivers in the market
- Get expert analysis on developments
- Support your negotiations by using our figures
Coal Swaps Europe Transcript
The ICIS Coal Swaps Daily report has a very tight focus on pricing.
As the world battles to overcome the global economic issues reliable pricing information is becoming more and more important as investors try and manage their risks.
It is our ability to keep on top of these changes that allows the ICIS Coal Swaps Daily to give real value to our customers and our subscribers.
We produce our prices organically, we go to the market. We speak to traders, brokers and analysts to get their view on markets and prices in order to formulate our own data.
Our knowledge of the energy markets, our data, as well as our detailed—often cross commodity -- pricing analysis gives our subscribers a comprehensive view of the coal market and its position in the energy complex.
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News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Coal
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q2 2014
High coal stocks in Europe and China as well as uninterrupted supply have pushed European coal prices to their lowest levels since 2009.
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have done little to underpin energy prices in Europe. In fact, European gas prices have been declining, pulling along the European physical and financial coal prices, particularly after gas took over as the preferred fuel for power generation in the UK.
Coal prices in South Africa and Australia have also been declining, mainly on account of reduced demand from China and India.
Sensing that FOB RB values have not reached their lows yet, Indian buyers have been reluctant to enter the South African coal market. At the same time, record high stocks at Chinese ports and falling domestic prices have reduced Chinese buyers’ appetite for imported coal.
The ICIS Coal Swaps Daily report is focused on coal trades and prices, giving subscribers a full forward curve for Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam, Richards Bay and Newcastle, plus analysis and commentary on the coal swaps and physical coal markets.
ICIS Coal Swaps Daily report provides:
- Price assessments on forward contracts for up to three years for CIF ARA, FOB RB and FOB Newcastle
- German and UK dark spreads
- Monthly physical indices
- Regular market analysis on what’s driving the coal markets
- Trades, showing what coal swaps have been traded and a what prices
As a result of extensive research in the coal markets, ICIS physical index for DES ARA, FOB Richards Bay and FOB Newcastle provides the most accurate, representative and most practical data available in the market.
ICIS offers an unmatched historical data series thanks to its pioneering work on the energy markets. Whether you are looking to build pricing models, analyse past trends or strengthen your risk management strategy, ICIS historical data will help you make better decisions and complete your data archive.
Our historical pricing information includes price assessments, indices and trades and - for some markets - stretches as far back as 1994. Our historical data suite can provide you with: price assessments and trades for Europe's most liquid hubs; benchmark indices series for flagship NBP market; unrivalled price history for seven European power markets; LNG price assessments, pool prices and trades; detailed pricing information for the crude oil, carbon and coal markets; tailored packages to suit your needs.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Coal, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.