In India, the domestic coal supply and demand gap has increased by a CAGR of 30 percent over the last five years. This glaring gap has forced end-users to rethink their coal sourcing strategies to meet their requirement. Considering the limitation in availability of domestic coal supply from FSAs and E-auction, the only favorable option left with coal consumers is import. The prices in the global coal market are volatile and presently are under downward pressure due to oversupply conditions. As per IEA, India is expected to become largest importer of coal by early 2020.
This report will act as a base document for all the stakeholders using imported coal as it analyzes the institutional and regulatory structure of major coal exporting destinations, factors impacting coal prices in the global market, port infrastructure for coal movement, major sectors restoring to imports and future coal demand in India.
Key questions answered:
- Which are the key coal importing and exporting nation globally?
- What is the status of Indian ports for coal import boom ?
- What are the future plans of international coal export terminals?
- Which are the existing and potential coal sourcing destinations?
- What is the policy and regulatory setup for coal in coal exporting nations?
- What are the factors impacting coal prices in the global market?