Sunday, 01 July 12 DSP OF SGX ASIACLEAR OTC COAL SWAP'S THIS WEEK’S MOVEMENTS SLIGHTLY POSITIVE
COALspot.com - SGX AsiaClear OTC Coal Swaps have recovered slightly this week and Q4 deliveries are also showing positive direction.
SGX’s Indonesian sub-bituminous coal swaps for August delivery gained 2.57% this week but CFR South China coal contracts swaps lost -0.09%.
SGX’s Indonesian sub-bituminous coal swaps for August delivery gained 2.57% WoW and CFR South China coal contracts drops only -0.09 percent on W-o-W.
According to DSP of SGX AsiaClear OTC coal swaps, Indonesian sub-bituminous coal swaps for August 2012 delivery closed average at US$ 63.73/ MT on 29 June 2012 (Friday), 8pm SG Time compared to Monday opening of average US$ 62.13/ MT. Indonesian sub-bituminous coal swaps gained 2.57 percent compared to Monday (25/6/2012) opening and Friday (29/6/2012) closing. In the meantime, CFR South China coal contracts closed average at US$ 86.17 on Friday instead of average US$ 86.25 on Monday opening.
The August 2012 swap contract for Indonesia sub-bituminous coal was opened on Monday average at US$ 62.13/ MT and closed on Friday average at US$ 63.73/ MT gained US$ 1.60 (2.57 percent W-o-W) , according to SGX AsiaClear OTC Coal Swaps.
CFR South China Coal contracts lost US$ 0.08 (-0.09 percent W-o-W) to average US$ 86.17 per mt for the same period.
A commodity swap is a financial agreement whereby a floating, or spot, price is exchanged for a fixed rate over a specified contract period.
The Q4 deliver of Indonesia sub-bituminous coal was gained average US$ 0.93 / MT to average US$ 65.78 a metric ton on Friday from average US$ 64.85 on Monday opening. CFR South China Coal contract declined US$ 0.22 (-0.24 percent) per mt to average US$ 88.33 compared to Monday opening of average US$ 88.55, according to data released by SGX.
Indonesian sub-bituminous coal swap for August delivery drops average -6.88 percent M-o-M and the meantime CFR South China coal contracts for August delivery dropped average -5.30 percent M-o-M.
The Q4 swap contract for Indonesia sub-bituminous coal was also dropped -5.93 percent M-o-M and CFR South China coal contracts dropped -4.76 percent M-o-M.
Indonesian medium scale producers are planning to reduce their production if the coal prices continually fall.
“The current selling price levels are already touching our production cost. If the coal prices fall further then we have no option than cut our output to keep our company float”, said a coal producer in Jambi, Sumatra island early this week.
Overall this week’s performance is slightly better than last week performance in terms of prices. However the real physical market (spot) for Indonesian coal was not showing any positive rebound this week.(cs)
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