Coal inventories at Chinese Bohai Sea ports declined by 1% w-o-w to 12.5m tonnes as of 9 October, although still were 41% higher y-o-y. This includes coal stocks at China’s largest coal hub, Qinhuangdao, which increased to 6.6m tonnes, up 2.3% w-o-w and up 84.4% y-o-y. Stocks at Huanghua Port increased to 1.6m tonnes, up 3.3% w-o-w and up 7.2% y-o-y.
Coal stocks at Caofeidian Port totalled 2.9m tonnes, down 5.7% w-o-w but still were 20.5% higher y-o-y. Similarly, coal stocks at Jingtang Port declined by 3.2% w-o-w to 3m tonnes, but still were 3.8% higher y-o-y.