Coal stocks at the Bohai Sea ports, located in NE China, totalled 14.6m tonnes as of 30 October, down 3.7% w-o-w but still were 31.3% higher y-o-y. This includes coal inventories at China’s largest coal hub, Qinhuangdao, which totalled 6.9m tonnes, down 7.5% w-o-w but still were 60.4% higher y-o-y.
Stocks at Caofeidian Port totalled 2.9m tonnes, down 1.8% w-o-w but still were 27.8% higher y-o-y. Inventories at the two Jingtang terminals reached 2.8m tonnes, down 0.4% w-o-w but still were 5.8% y-o-y. Coal stocks at the Shenhua owned Huanghua Port totalled just below 2m tonnes, up 3.4% w-o-w but still were 2.3% lower y-o-y.