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Platts changes calculation formula for 62/60 CSR Met Coke China Export-Domestic Differential

S&P Global Platts has changed the calculation formula for Met Coke 62% CSR Export-Domestic FOB North China differential (PLVHN04), effective February 3, 2020, in order to better reflect the export-domestic spread for comparable grades of metallurgical coke with 62% CSR guaranteed and rejection below 60% CSR.

New formula:


Description Code

Met Coke 62/60 CSR FOB China $/MT MCCHA00

Met Coke 62% CSR FOB North China Equivalent Weekly PLVHM04

Previous formula:


Description Code

Coke 12.5% Ash FOB Tianjin China $/MT AAWVL00

Met Coke 62% CSR FOB North China Equivalent Weekly PLVHM04

The change affected the prices published under Platts China PLV, Met Coke Price Differentials found in Page 6 of Steel Markets Daily publication, and page 6 of Coal Trader International. This differential is also published on Platts Market Centre, on the Platts Metals Alert's fixed page MW1052, and in the Platts price database under the following codes PLVHN03 and PLVHN04.

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