Coal Forward Curves

ARGUS International Coal Forward Curves

The Argus International Coal Forward Curves service is a powerful, independent market valuation tool used to support investment, risk management and trading decisions across all key coal markets.

Built using unbiased, industry-specific methodologies, the service provides a reliable rolling 60-month forward curves for Argus coal benchmark prices, broken down by month, quarter and calendar block, delivered daily.

You can trust Argus' forward curves to provide deep market insights and data to allow precision in your risk management and bottom line.


Markets covered

Argus International Coal Forward Curves map

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Key features

  • Daily assessments provided in monthly granularity, calendars and quarters
  • 60 forward months, fixed price and mid-points provided
  • Independent and transparent market-appropriate methodology
  • Your choice of delivery options: Data feed, our third-party partners, Excel add-in or email

How clients use our data

We provide a proven, reliable tool for analytical and risk-management processes, including:

  • Hedging and trading decisions
  • Independent evaluations
  • Mark-to-market (MTM) validation
  • Value-at-risk (VaR)
  • Potential future exposure (PFE)
  • Risk disaggregation
  • In-house forward positions validation

Customers that benefit

The Argus International Coal Forward Curves service is essential for anyone exposed to coal or power markets. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:

  • Risk managers use our forward curves data for unbiased, third-party curve validation against counterparties and internal valuations.
  • Traders rely on our extensive historical analysis to determine locational and temporal spread relationships and use prior-day curves on a daily basis as a reference when entering the market the following morning.
  • The service is also used by risk analysts, market analysts, trade analysts and pricing analysts.

Price details

Americas price details

Location Market Product Unit Timestamp
America / Illinois fob Illinois Basin 11,500Btu Fixed Price Forward $/short ton London
America / Wyoming fob Powder River Basin 8,800Btu Fixed Price Forward $/short ton London
America / Colombia fob Puerto Bolivar 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London

Asia-Pacific price details

Location Market Product Unit Timestamp
APAC / Indonesia fob Indonesia 4,200kcal GAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / Indonesia fob Indonesia 5,000kcal GAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / Indonesia fob Indonesia 5,800kcal GAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / India cfr east coast India 5,500kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / Australia fob Newcastle 5,500kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / Australia fob Newcastle 5,800kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / Australia fob Newcastle 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / South Korea cfr South Korea 5,800kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / China cfr south China 5,500kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
APAC / China fob Qinhuangdao 5,500kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London

Europe and Africa price details

Location Market Product Unit Timestamp
EMEA / NW Europe cif ARA 5,700kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
EMEA / NW Europe cif ARA 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
EMEA / South Africa fob Richards Bay 5,500kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
EMEA / South Africa fob Richards Bay 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London

Russia price details

Location Market Product Unit Timestamp
EMEA / Russia fob Baltic Ports 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London
EMEA / Russia fob Vostochny 6,000kcal NAR Fixed Price Forward $/metric tonne London

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