The Argus Seaborne Coal Outlook service provides timely and reliable monthly forecasts for the thermal and metallurgical coal markets.

Over the past few years, global seaborne coal markets have been transformed, with radical changes in absolute prices and major changes in trade flows. Volatility has been difficult to manage and price risk has been significant.

This comprehensive monthly service provides clients with the information needed to assess and better understand these ever-changing markets. It provides valuable forward-looking analysis for key markets in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins.

Key features


Export and import data

Up-to-date export and import data



Key price forecasts



Seaborne supply and demand forecasts for key importers and exporters for the next two years


Analysis of inventories

Analysis of inventories, consumption and domestic production in major markets


Coal markets

Information needed to understand current shifts and the changes ahead for the thermal and metallurgical coal markets


Analysis piece

Monthly in-focus analysis piece

Customers that benefit

Globally reliable service for all market players involved in the Asia-Pacific coal markets. Below are examples of how some of our clients benefit from this service:
  • Traders

    Involved in the buying and selling of coal use prices as accurate and impartial references when negotiating trades and contracts.

  • Mining companies

    Looking for financing use market data and prices when creating the next stage of their business plans.
  • End-users

    Such as power plants, cement plants and industrial and manufacturing facilities gain insight on their costs by using our prices.

Key price assessments

Argus prices are recognised by the market as trusted and reliable indicators of the real market value. Explore some of our most widely used and relevant price assessments.