Coal CIF ARA prices, $/mt last = 98.2 1w: +1.4 (1.4%)
Consensus (median)7074577076
Standard Deviation161518180
Count of Estimates99641

I think that thermal coal is strongest short call, I call for prices to fall from current levels by ~25-30%, down to ~75 $/t FOB Australia. The recent rally was mainly trader-driven. At the moment Chinese government is tolerance of higher prices, but I believe that such situation is temporary. In the medium term, however, prices will be traded in 65-75 $/t range due to Chinese measures to constrain supply. In the long-term, I am bearish as we will see multiple waves of LNG supply from the US.