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Goldman almost doubles Asia coal forecast on supply crunch

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Bloomberg9/15/2021 09:23 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Goldman almost doubles Asia coal forecast on supply crunch
The bank lifted its 2022 forecast to US$120 a ton from US$85.
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Goldman Sachs Group almost doubled its outlook for Asian coal prices as a global recovery in power demand and production issues in key mining countries combine to make supply scarce.

Benchmark Newcastle thermal coal will average US$190 a ton in the fourth quarter, up from a previous forecast of US$100, to meet demand in the northern hemisphere winter and taking account of a global rally in natural gas, analysts Paul Young and Hugo Nicolaci said Tuesday in a research note.

The bank lifted its 2022 forecast to US$120 a ton from US$85.

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