Global thermal coal prices surged to to record levels in 2022, experiencing unprecedented volatility. Prices have since come off as risks associated with Europe’s winter 22/23 supply recede. At a global level, coal demand remains robust with security of supply shifting higher up the agenda of many governments in light of geopolitical upheaval. In Europe, gas supply cuts have sparked a recovery in power-sector demand, while sanctions have shifted the region’s coal import mix away from Russia and towards other suppliers. In Asia-Pacific, thermal coal remains a pillar of the power and industrial sectors. Global coal trade flows and price spreads are shifting, with flows from key suppliers Russia, Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, Colombia and the US penetrating new markets. Keeping on top of prices and flows, and how coal markets intersect with other energy and commodity benchmarks, will be critical in the coming years.
Argus Coal Market Services
Argus coal market services provide you with the professional, high-quality intelligence that you need to meet the demands of today’s global coal markets. Our global coverage includes key prices such as ICI 3, ICI 4, API 2, API 4, API 5, API 6, API 8, API 10, API 12 and the Richards Bay off-specification differentials. Our trusted pricing is used by key industry stakeholders across the globe, from governments to trading houses and financial service providers.
Whether you are interested in European, Asia-Pacific, Americas or African coal markets, we can give you the clearest, most accurate indexation-quality price assessments, news and analysis available on the go.
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The leading coal price reference used by buyers and sellers of Indonesian coal and used in the computation of the Indonesian domestic coal price. It includes key prices such as ICI3, ICI4 and ICI5.
Argus McCloskey’s Coal Price Index ServiceYour trusted source of the latest coal API index assessments, it includes key prices such as API 2, API 4, API 5 and API 8.
Argus Coal Daily InternationalYour single most reliable source of the latest international coal price assessments, news, and intelligence, it includes key prices such as cif ARA, fob Richards Bay, fob Newcastle, fob Indonesia and cfr South Korea.
Argus Coal DailyThe trusted source for Americas coal price assessments, indexation, news and market data, it includes key prices such as Illinois basin and Powder river basin.
Other market services
ARGUS Russian Coal
Features a detailed overview of the market for the Russian export coal market including key prices such as fob Vostochny, fob Baltic ports and fob Black Sea.
ARGUS Seaborne Coal Outlook
Features monthly forward-looking analysis and forecasts for demand, supply and prices of key global thermal and metallurgical coal benchmarks.
ARGUS International Coal Forward Curves
A powerful, independent market valuation tool providing a 60 months forward view to support investment and trading decisions in all key coal markets.
Your trusted source of key coal logistics news, analysis and data.
ARGUS Dry Bulk Logistics
Dry bulk export logistics from Russia providing news, data and analysis on dry bulk transport infrastructure, industry trends and future projects.
Provides daily comprehensive global shipping news and cost data for dry bulk freight routes.
ARGUS Russian Generation Fuels and Power
A weekly Russian-language report covering domestic electricity, coal, fuel oil and natural gas markets.
Energy ARGUS Petroleum Coke
Your single most reliable source for coke and solid fuel market intelligence. It includes fob US Gulf coast, cfr India and cfr China prices.
ARGUS Petroleum Coke Outlook
Provides your accurate and reliable monthly forecast for global coking markets.
ARGUS/IHS McCloskey's Coking Coal Price Index
Gives you reliable, accurate index prices and historical data for international physical and derivative coal markets.
ARGUS European Emissions Markets
The daily source of European greenhouse gas markets includes EUA prices, CER prices.
ARGUS Air Daily
Provides pricing, news and analysis for the North American environmental markets.
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