In 2019 thermal coal output from Colombia’s largest producers showed mixed results. What can be expected in 2020 and beyond? How do the government and the private sector view the industry and what opportunities are there for new coal projects? What are the government and private sector views of the coal operations in the country and are there opportunities for new coal operations?
Colombian sellers are facing challenging times in Europe due to shrinking demand for thermal coal and are looking at markets in Asia and the Mediterranean to offset the slowdown in their traditional markets. Are Asian buyers ready to take more Colombian coal?
Latin America’s steel sector has become a market of choice for US met coal suppliers as their share in Europe shrinks due to increased competition from Russian sellers. US supplies nearly half of Brazil’s overall met coal imports. Will US suppliers continue to expand their foot print in Latin America at the expense of Australian shippers?
Latin American coal markets are changing. What are the opportunities for Colombian coal as miners navigate shifting environmental policies and freights dynamics due to a whole range of factors including environmental government policies to freight dynamics and exporter competition. Are there any new opportunities for Colombian coal in the region?
“What are the opportunities for thermal coal exporters in Brazil versus domestic production?”
– Fernando Luiz Zancan, ACBM Brazil
“The effect of Argentinean gas imports and operation of Propaico’s electricity interconnector in Chile’s thermal coal imports”
-Brian Kregten, Eneva