Coal Trader

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Frequency : Daily|Weekly
Region : Americas

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Platts Coal Trader, supplemented with Platts Coal Trader Analytics, is the only daily publication that can provide you with Platts OTC Broker Index, including CAPP barge; CAPP rail (CSX); PRB 8,800; and PRB 8,400, plus weekly North American stockpile numbers and forecasts that are available three months ahead of the EIA’s. It also gives you Platts’ daily assessments for US thermal coal exports, including FOB US East Coast, FOB USGC Eastern Coal, FOB USGC Western Coal, and FOB Canada/USWC. These price assessments and the included market intelligence on U.S. coal markets can help you keep up-to-date on who's buying, who's selling, and where the markets are heading.


Platts Coal Trader provides:

  • The latest prices for key benchmark coals
  • North American stockpile numbers and forecasts
  • Daily pricing for tons and allowances for SO2 and NOx emissions
  • The exclusive Platts OTC Broker Index, a market assessment compiled from three of the largest and most respected coal brokers
  • An analysis of what happened in yesterday's OTC markets, and why
  • An analysis of coal price trends in all major U.S. producing areas
  • Details of how major coal companies are trading in the financial markets
  • Coverage of mine openings, closings and production
  • Reports on who's in the market for coal, and what they're looking for

Who Should Buy

Platts Coal Trader provides essential information for traders, risk managers, analysts and other professionals who need unbiased information for short- and long-term action and analysis.


Platts brings you all the price and industry information you need to make the best trading decisions and stay on top of the market. Platts Coal Trader, supplemented with Platts Coal Trader Analytics, helps you:

  • Stay ahead by accessing critical weekly stockpile numbers and forecasts three months ahead of the EIA’s monthly figures
  • Keep up with daily price fluctuations and market moves
  • Find out what trades are occurring and the price and quantity
  • Put the coal market into context with gas and oil prices and changes
  • Hedge better with NYMEX prices and financial settlements
  • Learn more about factors that affect the market, such as supply and demand dynamics, export market fluctuations, and market responses to these factors
  • Find details about mergers, acquisitions, and new players