The change follows market consultations that started on November 11.

The specifications of the price remain unchanged:

Price: Hard coking coal domestic China spot market, Shanxi-origin, delivered Tangshan, yuan/tonne
Quality: Volatile matter: <28
G value: >75
Y value: >16
Ash: <=11.5
Sulphur: <=1.4
Location: Delivered to mill Tangshan
Unit: CNY/tonne
Publication: Weekly. Monday

To provide feedback on this proposal or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these assessments, please contact Deepali Sharma by email at Please add the subject heading 'FAO: Deepali Sharma, re: China domestic coking coal.'

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