Each publication contains detailed individual analyst and average (mean) price forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook for the upcoming 10 year period. This is complemented with in-depth graphical and written analysis. In addition, Energy and Metals Consensus Forecasts features a closer look at changes in the macroeconomic outlook in the world's major economies, and a selection of currency forecasts taken from our Foreign Exchange Consensus Forecasts publication. The publication has many practical uses including commodity investment analysis, risk management, corporate planning, and budgeting. The commodities covered have been selected for their global appeal and traded on prominent futures markets such as the London Metal Exchange (LME), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and InterContinental Exchange (ICE).  

Forecast Coverage for Coal

Our coal forecasts are based on contract prices for Australian hard coking/metallurgical coal (Seaborne benchmark premium hard coking) and spot prices for Australian steaming/thermal coal (calorific value of around 6000 kcal/kg NAR).

Coal Price History

The chart below illustrates the trend in coal prices since January 2012, measured in US$/metric tonne.

Consensus Forecasts for Coking Coal and Steaming Coal

The coal price forecasts in the table below from our November 2021 survey.  The full table contains forecasts for the next 8 quarters, as well as the long-term outlook through the upcoming 10-year period. A recent sample issue of the publication, which also includes Consensus Forecasts™ for Crude Oil, Gasoline & Heating Oil, Natural Gas and Uranium, as well as base, ferrous and precious metals, can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the link below.