Thermal Coal: CRU products and service for the global thermal coal industry

Coal-Costs-309x194CRU is now able to provide you with our Thermal Coal Cost Service and our Thermal Coal Market Outlook.

Our thermal coal team is headed up by Alex Tonks and Matthew Boyle, who before joining CRU headed up the coal market analysis teams at Xstrata and Vale respectively, and they are based in CRU’s new office in Sydney.

These services are fully-aligned with each other and with our metallurgical coal research, and they contain some unique elements within them – for example, the ability to model new mines/projects and fully flex existing asset data for scenario analysis. They are designed to assist your own market analysis, competitor assessment and strategic planning exercises.

CRU’s Thermal Coal Cost Service provides you with comprehensive coverage of the global cost structure for the mining and production of thermal coal. The service allows you to conducted detailed analysis and benchmarking for over 250 mines and projects around the worldwide with our user-friendly and flexible Cost Model.

You also receive our Cost Analysis Report and Cost Profiles for all operations covered in the service, as well as quarterly updates of key macroeconomic cost drivers. This will ensure you have the latest information throughout your subscription to assist your business analysis and strategic planning.

CRU’s Thermal Coal Market Outlook provides you with a comprehensive examination and forecast of the global market for primary energy intensity, electricity generation, thermal coal demand and thermal coal prices. Our service utilises the expertise of CRU’s teams of analysts in our Sydney, Beijing and Mumbai offices to provide you with rigorous analysis of the current market situation and detailed forecasts for supply, demand, trade and prices in all major countries and regions worldwide.

On the demand side, we provide rigorous “bottom-up” forecasts to illustrate which countries and regions will drive consumption. We also look at fuel substitution, and provide analysis into thermal coal’s competitiveness in the global seaborne market.

CRU’s Thermal Coal Cost Service and Thermal Coal Market Outlook are designed to assist:

  • Coal producers
    • Market analysis
    • Competitor assessment
    • Internal and external reports/presentations
    • Strategic planning exercises
    • Pricing of assets
    • Project development and viability assessment
  • Financial Institutions
    • Commodity market analysis/forecasting
    • Examination of company performance and equity markets
    • Analysis of asset class and sectors
    • Corporate advisory on market activity
    • Project finance decision-making
  • Traders
    • Market exposure assessment
    • Review of supply, demand and price outlook
    • Demand and fuel competition analysis
  • End-Users and JV Partners
    • Market analysis
    • Competitor assessment
    • Internal and external reports/presentations
    • Strategic planning exercises
    • Pricing of assets

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