The coal futures remained above $90 per tonne, a level not seen since March 2019, as top consumer China is expected to face shortages in imports of coking coal from major supplier Mongolia after fresh Covid-19 restrictions were reintroduced at the Ganqimadodu border, the gateway for Mongolia coking coal to China on March 16th. Coal prices are up almost 80% from a nearly 4-year low of $50.45/tonne hit in August, supported by government policies, particularly China’s ban on Australian coal imports and supply issues after producers cut on output as prices weakened during the height of the lockdowns across Asia.

Historically, Coal reached an all time high of 139.05 in January of 2011. Coal - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on March of 2021.

Coal is expected to trade at 88.25 USD/MT by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 79.18 in 12 months time.

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Coal
Coal futures are available for trading in the Intercontinental Exchange and on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The standard GC Newcastle contact listed on ICE weights 1,000 metric tonnes. Coal is the major fuel used for generating electricity worldwide. The biggest producer and consumer of coal is China. Other big producers include: United States, India, Australia, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Germany and Poland. The biggest exporters of coal are: Indonesia, Australia, Russia, United States, Colombia, South Africa and Kazakhstan. Coal prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our coal prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
61.5600 0.59 0.97% 0.00% 1.52% 26.88% Mar/29
Brent
USD/Bbl
65.0700 0.50 0.77% 0.70% 2.17% 25.62% Mar/29
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.6060 0.05 1.92% 0.93% -6.16% 2.64% Mar/29
Gasoline
USD/Gal
2.0012 0.03 1.72% 2.11% 3.00% 41.92% Mar/29
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.8098 0.00 -0.01% -1.07% -0.52% 21.95% Mar/29
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.8850 0.00 0.00% 4.78% 11.54% 31.54% Mar/29
Naphtha
USD/T
573.16 3.36 0.59% -0.39% 0.71% 32.46% Mar/26
Propane
USD/Gal
0.92 0.00 0.46% 0.25% -4.16% 42.91% Mar/26
Uranium
USD/Lbs
30.5000 0.40 1.33% 2.01% 8.93% -0.65% Mar/26

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,711.88 20.09 -1.16% -1.54% -0.69% -9.73% Mar/29
Silver
USD/t.oz
24.643 0.40 -1.61% -4.39% -7.05% -6.51% Mar/29
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,172.79 11.71 -0.99% -0.86% -0.96% 10.02% Mar/29

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,392.0000 8.75 -0.62% -1.85% -0.39% 5.73% Mar/29
Wheat
USd/Bu
616.7500 3.50 0.57% -1.67% -4.19% -3.71% Mar/29
Palm Oil
MYR/T
3,747.00 55.00 1.49% -2.50% 1.71% 4.08% Mar/29
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.6020 0.00 -0.06% -0.31% 1.14% -2.67% Mar/26
Milk
USD/CWT
16.18 0.01 -0.06% -0.43% 3.45% 2.41% Mar/26
Rubber
JPY/Kg
248.90 0.90 0.36% -5.65% -6.25% -7.40% Mar/29
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
111.00 0.20 -0.18% -3.31% 2.21% -9.94% Mar/29
Coffee
USd/Lbs
126.70 1.80 -1.40% -2.61% -6.25% -1.21% Mar/29
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
964.50 11.50 1.21% 4.14% -0.98% 10.47% Mar/29
Oat
USd/Bu
373.5000 1.50 -0.40% 1.36% 0.00% 3.53% Mar/29
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,285.00 0.00 0.00% 0.63% -1.61% 9.74% Mar/26
Cotton
USd/Lbs
80.49 0.11 0.14% -4.88% -9.03% 3.03% Mar/29
Cocoa
USD/T
2,436.00 22.00 -0.90% -2.75% -10.96% -6.42% Mar/29
Rice
USD/cwt
13.2650 0.18 1.38% 0.38% 3.67% 8.37% Mar/29
Canola
CAD/T
759.90 8.40 1.12% -4.52% -5.13% 20.71% Mar/29
Sugar
USd/Lbs
15.04 0.15 -0.99% -3.16% -7.22% -2.91% Mar/29
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.72 0.00 0.00% -10.53% -6.53% -5.23% Mar/26
Corn
USd/BU
545.2500 7.25 -1.31% -0.68% -0.41% 12.66% Mar/29

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
20.04 0.03 -0.15% 0.75% 3.30% 10.47% Mar/26
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
147.0750 1.95 1.34% 8.88% 7.20% 5.85% Mar/29
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
120.9750 0.88 0.73% 1.85% 1.68% 5.17% Mar/29
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
100.3750 0.43 -0.42% 5.60% 14.42% 42.83% Mar/29
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
6.61 0.00 0.00% 2.48% 9.08% 9.98% Mar/26

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
4.0430 0.04 -0.87% -2.55% -1.86% 14.89% Mar/29
Lithium
CNY/T
85,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 20.57% 82.80% Mar/29
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,824.00 6.00 -0.21% 1.73% -7.83% 18.56% Mar/29
Steel
CNY/T
4,770.00 25.00 0.53% 1.45% 3.65% 13.03% Mar/26
Coal
USD/T
89.00 2.50 -2.73% -6.30% 7.53% 9.58% Mar/29
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,528.66 146.23 -5.47% -3.34% 7.62% 3.31% Mar/29
Cobalt
USD/T
51,750.00 500.00 -0.96% -1.63% -1.63% 60.76% Mar/26
Lead
USD/T
1,928.00 32.65 1.72% -0.16% -6.31% -2.42% Mar/26
Aluminum
USD/T
2,274.00 1.75 -0.08% 0.78% 8.02% 14.81% Mar/29
Tin
USD/T
25,302.50 127.50 0.51% -2.12% 7.45% 24.55% Mar/29
Zinc
USD/T
2,826.75 2.00 -0.07% -1.76% 1.24% 2.75% Mar/29
Nickel
USD/T
16,342.25 236.00 1.47% 0.55% -12.31% -1.28% Mar/26
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
28.05 0.70 -2.43% -2.43% -4.10% 19.36% Mar/26
Iron Ore
USD/T
161.00 0.00 0.00% -0.92% -6.94% 1.58% Mar/26
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,736.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 9.46% 29.55% Mar/29
Neodymium
CNY/T
835,000.00 20,000.00 -2.34% -2.34% 0.00% 34.14% Mar/26
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
166.97 0.08 0.05% -0.24% -2.78% 7.14% Mar/29
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
27,500.00 700.00 -2.48% -5.17% 0.37% 61.76% Mar/26
Manganese
CNY/T
31.25 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Mar/26

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
199.50 3.60 1.84% -0.56% -0.86% 11.90% Mar/26
LME Index
Index Points
3,867.70 77.20 2.04% -0.37% 0.58% 13.27% Mar/26
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,276.53 56.27 2.53% -0.23% 0.14% 15.15% Mar/26