Coal futures were trading below $85 per tonne on Friday, after touching $90, the highest level since May 2019 earlier in a week, as rising temperatures across China slowed down a bit the demand. Prices have been recently supported by colder than usual temperatures in many parts of the northern hemisphere, as well as post-Covid industrial demand from China. At the same time, environmental concerns and bans on imports meant that many coal mines were not operating, leading to supply restrictions and production cuts. China's embargo on Australian coal imports has lingered on for months, as the world's second-largest economy has been replacing those imports with purchases from other countries such as South Africa and Russia where coal prices have risen.

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

Coal is expected to trade at 81.95 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 73.53 in 12 months time.

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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
51.9800 1.15 -2.16% -0.73% 8.02% 7.13% Jan/22
Brent
USD/Bbl
55.0800 0.95 -1.69% -0.04% 7.58% 6.33% Jan/22
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.4480 0.04 -1.57% -10.56% -6.14% -3.58% Jan/22
Gasoline
USD/Gal
1.5382 0.01 -0.63% 0.64% 11.30% 9.08% Jan/22
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.5746 0.03 -1.62% -1.15% 5.15% 6.11% Jan/22
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.6000 0.00 0.00% -1.84% 20.75% 11.65% Jan/22
Naphtha
USD/T
498.27 2.59 -0.52% -1.11% 16.27% 15.15% Jan/22
Propane
USD/Gal
0.87 0.01 0.60% -5.24% 36.57% 34.39% Jan/22
Uranium
USD/Lbs
30.3500 0.05 -0.16% -0.33% 0.00% -1.14% Jan/22

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,855.29 14.62 -0.78% 1.57% -0.90% -2.17% Jan/22
Silver
USD/t.oz
25.484 0.46 -1.78% 3.03% -0.18% -3.32% Jan/22
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,097.96 28.62 -2.54% 2.28% 8.21% 3.00% Jan/22

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,309.7500 63.50 -4.62% -7.57% 3.91% -0.51% Jan/22
Wheat
USd/Bu
634.7500 25.75 -3.90% -6.03% 0.79% -0.90% Jan/22
Palm Oil
MYR/T
3,282.00 2.00 -0.06% -4.12% -7.16% -8.83% Jan/22
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.6650 0.00 0.06% -0.42% 1.90% 1.15% Jan/22
Milk
USD/CWT
16.16 0.01 0.06% -0.43% 3.13% 2.28% Jan/22
Rubber
JPY/Kg
338.00 0.00 0.00% 12.29% 15.75% 25.74% Jan/22
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
117.10 0.80 -0.68% -3.90% -0.72% -4.99% Jan/22
Coffee
USd/Lbs
123.20 3.25 -2.57% -3.86% -1.08% -3.94% Jan/22
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
796.00 48.00 6.42% -0.51% -8.42% -8.83% Jan/22
Oat
USd/Bu
345.0000 15.00 -4.16% -5.74% 2.60% -4.37% Jan/22
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,202.00 0.00 0.00% 2.56% 2.65% 2.65% Jan/22
Cotton
USd/Lbs
81.56 1.01 -1.22% 1.07% 7.12% 4.40% Jan/22
Cocoa
USD/T
2,529.00 21.00 -0.82% 0.08% -1.10% -2.84% Jan/22
Rice
USD/cwt
13.2700 0.03 0.19% 1.18% 7.10% 8.42% Jan/22
Canola
CAD/T
649.20 7.80 -1.19% -5.61% 4.06% 3.13% Jan/22
Sugar
USd/Lbs
15.85 0.20 -1.25% -3.65% 6.88% 2.32% Jan/22
Tea
USD/Kgs
3.13 0.00 0.00% 7.56% 9.06% 9.06% Jan/22
Corn
USd/BU
500.0000 24.00 -4.58% -5.93% 11.79% 3.31% Jan/22

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
19.16 0.00 0.00% 0.68% 12.18% 5.62% Jan/22
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
137.1250 1.33 0.98% 1.89% -2.25% -1.31% Jan/22
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
116.5500 2.45 2.15% 3.35% 4.13% 1.33% Jan/22
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
69.8250 1.95 2.86% 2.80% 2.91% -0.64% Jan/22
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
6.16 0.00 0.00% -0.65% 10.00% 2.50% Jan/22

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
3.6290 0.03 -0.70% 0.76% 2.38% 3.16% Jan/22
Lithium
CNY/T
57,000.00 0.00 0.00% 5.56% 23.91% 22.58% Jan/22
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,566.00 56.00 -2.14% -1.31% 5.68% 7.72% Jan/22
Steel
CNY/T
4,229.00 49.00 1.17% 1.54% -4.80% 0.38% Jan/21
Coal
USD/T
84.97 0.15 0.18% -3.44% 0.83% 4.62% Jan/21
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,353.05 9.20 -0.39% -1.26% 1.27% -3.87% Jan/22
Cobalt
USD/T
39,625.00 1,105.00 2.87% 5.64% 23.10% 23.10% Jan/22
Lead
USD/T
2,027.00 6.45 0.32% 2.42% 3.98% 2.59% Jan/22
Aluminum
USD/T
1,995.25 3.75 -0.19% 0.61% -0.39% 0.73% Jan/22
Tin
USD/T
21,980.00 90.00 -0.41% 4.06% 9.78% 8.20% Jan/22
Zinc
USD/T
2,710.25 1.75 0.06% 0.97% -4.05% -1.48% Jan/22
Nickel
USD/T
18,222.50 127.00 -0.69% 1.40% 8.39% 10.08% Jan/22
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
25.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 6.38% 6.38% Jan/22
Iron Ore
USD/T
169.00 0.50 -0.30% -1.17% 4.00% 6.62% Jan/22
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,350.00 0.00 0.00% 0.75% -0.74% 0.75% Jan/22
Neodymium
CNY/T
700,000.00 0.00 0.00% 3.70% 16.18% 12.45% Jan/22
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
169.8200 0.16 -0.09% -0.09% 9.92% 8.97% Jan/22
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
20,750.00 950.00 -4.38% -1.19% 24.62% 22.06% Jan/22
Manganese
CNY/T
31.25 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 7.76% 0.00% Jan/22

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
183.67 2.46 -1.32% -1.37% 4.58% 3.02% Jan/22
LME Index
Index Points
3,522.50 0.00 0.00% 1.05% 2.07% 3.16% Jan/22
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,057.40 28.66 -1.37% -1.00% 5.34% 4.07% Jan/22