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Platts Forward Curve - Coal

Platts Forward Curve – Coal assesses the prevailing forward prices for two standardized coal derivative contracts in Europe and Asia – CIF ARA and FOB Newcastle. Both contracts are assessed on a 6,000 kcal/kg NAR basis and represent a market-on-close value. With assessments and market commentary based on actual market activity and transactions, you are equipped to plan ahead and capitalize on emerging opportunities.


  • Validate internally-generated forward curves
  • Calculate P&L for your portfolios with confidence
  • Calculate value-at-risk (VaR) earnings-at-risk (EaR), cash-flow-at-risk (CFaR), or other daily risk management measurement and reporting functions
  • Model prices, calculate the current value of derivative instruments, forecast trends, and better evaluate physical and financial assets
  • Perform key portfolio risk management functions including risk disaggregation and decomposition, stress testing, and scenario building
  • Optimize strategic assets, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure investment decisions
  • Resolve legal or contractual disputes through the provision of standardized and industry-adopted independent valuations, based on a transparent methodology
  • Design hedges that preserve the value of your portfolios and improve company profitability.
  • Execute contract agreements to take positions on the direction of future market prices.


  • Coal contract pricing for CIF ARA (Rotterdam), and FOB Newcastle (Australia)
  • Both are assessed on a 6,000 kcal/kg NAR basis
  • Daily assessments provided for the following periods: two months, four quarters, and three calendar years
  • Curves that reflect transactable values on a market-on-close basis at 17:00 London time