A cargo of premium mid-vol hard coking coal was traded at $182 per tonne fob Australia to an ex-China trader, market sources told Metal Bulletin on Friday August 10.
This compares with a cargo of similar materials that had fetched $180.50 per tonne fob Australia on Tuesday.
Buyers of premium hard coking coal in China have been staying away from the seaborne market after a top Australian product changed hands above $190 per tonne cfr China on Wednesday.
There was some activity in the second-tier segment, however.
A cargo of higher-ranked second-tier...