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Thermal Coal Prices

Australian thermal coal averaged USD 159.5 per metric ton in September, 9.6% higher than August’s price but down 63.7% year on year. On 29 September, the commodity traded at USD 160.1 per metric ton, up 2.6% month on month.

The spot price rose for the third consecutive month in September, reaching a four-month high. Australian thermal coal is among the most energy-dense in the world, supporting demand for it in two ways: Firstly, it is the type of coal used in Europe and has therefore benefitted from the continent’s shift away from Russian fuel. Secondly, it is increasingly used in China and, as a result, has gained from Beijing’s lifting of an import ban earlier this year and a gradual recovery in industrial production thanks to recent stimulus; the country’s manufacturing PMI was in expansionary territory in August and September.

This chart displays Thermal Coal (US$/mt) from 2022 to 2023.

Australian Thermal Coal (prices in US$/mt, aop)

Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021 Q4 2021 Q1 2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2022
Australian Thermal Coal - - - - 266.68 364.94 417.51 379.81

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