Outlook 2017: Themes to watch in 2017 for the Asia thermal coal market

Perth (Platts)–29 Dec 2016

Volatility is the watchword for the thermal coal market in 2017 following a turbulent 2016 when Beijing’s self-imposed production constraints fueled a massive rise in thermal coal prices right across the Asian seaborne market in the second half of 2016.

As has been the pattern for the past several years, China — or more specifically the actions and influence of its central government — has been a strong deciding factor in the direction of the Asian market.

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03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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