Coal Prices Come Off The Boil: Further Declines To Come

This year’s big story in the commodity markets has been coal. After years of falling prices, falling demand and rising supply, coal prices have leaped into action this year, and the gains have been nothing short of astounding. After a decision by Chinese regulators to control coal market supply, coal prices spiked during the first ten months of 2016.

Chinese coal production dropped 11% in the first 10 months of 2016, compared to the same period a year earlier as regulators imposed a 276-day production limit on mines around the country.

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