Sunday, 30 September 12 SUB-BIT INDONESIA COAL SWAPS: MIXED TREND
COALspot.com - Sub-Bit Indonesia coal swaps (FOB ) for November 2012 delivery lost 0.73 percent w-o-w but gained 0.41 percent d-o-d on Friday, 28 September 2012, closing, according to the data released by AsiaClear OTC coal swaps on 28 September 2012.
Sub-Bit FOB Indonesia coal swaps for November 12 delivery opened on Monday, 24 September 2012 at US$ 61.63 pmt and closed on Friday (28 September 2012) at $ 60.67 lost around $ 0.45 pmt. November 2013 deliveries also lost US$ 0.45 per MT for the same period.
Average November 2013 deliveries for Sub-Bit Indonesia coal opened at $ 69.75 pmt on 24 September 2012 and closed $ 68.68 on 28 September 2012.
CFR South China coal shipments for November 12 and November 13 deliveries increased on w-o-w and d-o-d..
On 24 September CFR South China coal shipments (delivery November 2012) was opened at $ 83.25 and closed on 28 September at $ 82.95 up $ 0.15 per mt. The CFR South China coal swaps for November deliveries up 0.18 percent and 0.361 percent on w-o-w and d-o-d respectively on 28 September.
Sub-Bit FOB Indonesia coal contracts for November 2012 delivery closed at US$ 60.67 on Friday (28 September 2012) compared to US$ 61.63 Monday opening, lost US$ 0.45 per MT. In the meantime, CFR South China coal November delivery gained US$ 0.15 pmt w-o-w and US$ 0.41 pmt d-o-d on Friday (28 September) closed at US$ 82.95 against US$ 82.52 Thursday closing.
CFR South China coal, Nov-13 delivery gained 0.164 percent W-W and 0.329 percent d-d. Sub-Bit FOB Indonesia coal contracts for Nov13 delivery lost 0.65 percent or US$ 0.45 pmt W-W, but gained 0.946 percent D -D and closed at US$ 68.68.
A commodity swap is a financial agreement whereby a floating, or spot, price is exchanged for a fixed rate over a specified contract period. (Last updated on 17 September 2012).
The Indonesian government has scrapped plans to raise coal sales in the domestic market until at least 2014, as state utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), its main customer, has more than enough stock, a senior official at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said, as stated by The Jakarta Globe, local English news paper.
Bahana Securities, a local securities firm, believes upside potential on coal price remains limited due to weak coal demand. Bahana maintains its 2012 average coal benchmark price at USD97 / ton, but forecasted 2013 prices will be at USD 85 / ton level. Bahana forecasts a price fall of US$ 12/ MT next year due to high supply of coal against low demand market.
However, AsiaClear OTC coal swaps were showing a US$ 8.12 higher prices compared to this year prices. According to AsiaClear OTC coal swaps, Sub-Bit FOB Indonesia Coal swaps for Cal 2013 average prices were at US$ 66.69 mt around US$ 5.00 higher than November 2012 delivery price.
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