The Argus/IHS McCloskey's Coking Coal Price Index service provides coking coal prices and historical trend data for two key indexes representing coal exported from Australia and two indexes for coal delivered to China.

These indexes are trusted and used by coal professionals around the globe, with more than 90pc of the world’s traded coal derivatives using the API 2 and API 4 indexes.

Key features


Price report

Weekly price report delivered to your inbox


Daily prices

Daily prices for all indexes


Historical trend data

Historical trend data for all indexes


Trusted methodology

Independent, transparent and trusted methodology


Weekly average prices

Weekly average prices for all indexes

Customers that benefit

  • Traders

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

  • Steel Mills

    Rely on the Argus / IHS McCloskey's Coking Coal Price Index as a crucial reference point to monitor and analyse price fluctuations of coking coal. The index allows steel mills to make informed decisions regarding procurement, negotiation and production planning.

  • Mining companies

    Looking for financing use our data and prices when creating the next stage of their business plans.

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.