Coal Price Data and Indexes

Optimize trading and investment decisions with industry-leading benchmark prices

McCloskey coal price markers form a key component of the API indices, which serve as the settlement price in 90% of the world’s coal derivative contracts

With this coal price data, trade and industry statistics you have access to not only the industry standard for coal pricing, which underpins the API indices, but also difficult-to-find pricing data such as India East and West Coast, Russian East and West Coast and NEX. Support your trades, purchases, sales and contracts with McCloskey, coal pricing and data excellence.

The full set of steam, coking and petcoke prices – along with vital coal market data, news and analysis – can be accessed through our online platform to:

  • Support your trades, purchases, sales and contracts
  • Track coal developments by country, region and coal type
  • Identify and capitalize on market trends

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Methodology & Resources

Find the methodology documentation, procedures, schedules and more on our Methodology page.

Iron Ore Methodology
Coking Coal Methodology
Thermal and Petcoke Methodology
Code of Ethics
Complaint Handling Procedures
Daily Marker Rationale
Weekly Marker Rationale
Marker Publication Schedule
Coal Assurance Review

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Available Coal Price Indices and Market Data

  • NW Europe CIF (6,000kc NAR) – Part of API 2
  • IHS McCloskey Northwest Europe Steam Coal (5,700kc min) marker
  • ARA FOB barge marker
  • Russia west (Baltic) FOB marker
  • Russia east (Vostochny) FOB marker

  • Richards Bay FOB (6,000kc NAR) – Part of API 4
  • Richards Bay FOB (5,700kc NAR)
  • South African FOB (5,500kc NAR)– Part of API 3
  • South African (4,800 kc NAR) FOB marker

  • Australian FOB (5,500kc NAR) – Part of API 5
  • Newcastle FOB (6,000kc NAR) – Part of API 6
  • NEX (Newcastle Thermal Coal Export) Index

  • IHS McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink South China CFR (6,000kc NAR) marker
  • South China CFR (5,500kc NAR) – Part of API 8
  • IHS McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink South China CFR (4,700 kc NAR) marker
  • IHS McCloskey/ Xinhua Infolink South China CFR (3,800 kc NAR) marker
  • The Qinhuangdao (Export) FOB marker
  • IHS McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink QHD (6,000 kc NAR) FOB marker
  • IHS McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink QHD (5,500 kc NAR) FOB marker
  • IHS McCloskey/Xinhua Infolink QHD (5,000 kc NAR) FOB marker

  • Indonesian (6,000 kc NAR) FOB marker
  • Indonesian (5,500 kc NAR) FOB marker
  • IHS McCloskey Indonesian sub-bituminous FOB marker
  • Indonesian (4,200 kc GAR) FOB marker
  • Indonesian (3,800 kc GAR) FOB marker
  • IHS McCloskey Indonesian (3,400 kc GAR) FOB marker

  • The India east coast CFR (4,200 kc GAR) marker
  • India east coast CFR (5,000 kc GAR) marker
  • Indian CFR (5,500kc NAR) East & West coast – Part of API 12
  • India West Coast Markers

  • Colombia FOB marker – Part of API 10
  • US East Coast FOB marker
  • US Gulf FOB marker
  • NAPP FOB Rail marker
  • NAPP FOB Barge marker
  • ILB FOB Rail marker
  • ILB FOB Barge marker
  • USGVC Mid-Sulphur Petcoke FOB marker
  • USGVC High-Sulphur Petcoke FOB marker


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