APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis

Find trusted market information on APAC and African thermal and coking coal production centers

Understand market trends and potential investments in the APAC and African regions

With our integrated APAC and African Coal Market News and Analysis service, supporting your trading, investment and buying decisions has never been easier. The service delivers four weekly regional reports and one biweekly global report. The Australian Coal Report and Coalfax – both delivered weekly – summarize the latest activity occurring in Australia’s thermal and coking coal markets and highlight global coal trade news from an Asia-Pacific focus. The Southern African Coal Report brings you vital price, trade, and tender data, plus port, shipping and rail statistics. The biweekly McCloskey Coal report wraps everything up in a summary of the global met and steam coal industry, including a full list of benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps.

Enterprise-wide access to service content through our online platform, McCloskey, allows you to:

  • Access coal production, consumption, import and export data for the Asia-Pacific, Australian, and Southern African coal markets
  • Quickly identify market challenges and opportunities
  • Benchmark against our proprietary prices
  • Optimize trades, purchases and sales
  • Track economic growth and regional potential

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What’s Included:


Weekly commentary and insight on the rapidly changing South African coal industry, including:

  • Market news, corporate briefs and tenders
    Infrastructure focus on Richards Bay coal terminal: loading rates, rail, capacity, vessel queues and freight (including Baltic Dry Index)
  • Richards Bay Index
  • Met Anthracite Index
  • Pricing intelligence
  • Key South African markers


Weekly report with in-depth coverage of the Australian thermal and coking coal markets, including:

  • Latest developments in this key production center
  • Market news, corporate briefs and tenders
  • Infrastructure: ports, loading rates, throughput, capacity, vessel queues and freight
  • Export statistics
  • Pricing intelligence
  • Key index markers


Weekly summary of international coal trade, with focus on APAC markets – Australia, China, India, South Africa – including:

  • Prices
  • Tenders
  • Stocks
  • Contracts
  • Production
  • Industrial relations
  • Shipping
  • NEX Index (previously known as BJI Index) – and indicator of the spot price of thermal coal ex-Newcastle


Delivered every two weeks, a report featuring major global stories with in-depth analysis and data:

  • Global metallurgical and steam coal trade and price analysis
  • Global mergers and acquisitions
  • Global transport, logistics and freight
  • Global mining, power and steel
  • Global production, consumption, import/export analysis
  • Analysis of electricity/carbon markets
  • Comprehensive listing of all benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps


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