National Coal Index

Ministry of Coal has started commercial auction of coal mines on revenue share basis. In order to arrive at the revenue share based on market prices of coal, one National Coal Index (NCI) is conceptualized.

The NCI is a price index which reflects the change of price level of coal on a particular month relative to the fixed base year. The base year for the NCI is FY 2017-18. NCI is a price index combining the prices of coal from all the sales channels- Notified Prices, Auction Prices and Import Prices. The amount of revenue share per tonne of coal produced from auctioned blocks would be arrived at using the NCI by means of defined formula.

The Index is meant to encompass all transactions of raw coal in the Indian market. This includes coking and non-coking of various grades transacted in the regulated (power and fertilizer) and non-regulated sectors. Washed coal and coal products are not included.

NCI has been rolled out on 4th June 2020 and the aim is to have an index that will truly reflect the market price. NCI is composed of a set of five sub-indices: three for Non Coking Coal and two for Coking Coal. The three sub-indices for Non Coking Coal are combined to arrive at the Index for Non Coking Coal and the two sub-indices for Coking Coal are combined to arrive at the Index for Coking Coal. Thus, indices are separate for Non-coking and Coking Coal. As per the grade of coal pertaining to a mine, the appropriate sub-index is used to arrive at the revenue share.

The concept and design of the Index as well as the Representative Prices have been developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

The National Coal Index is released every month.

S.N Title Attachment Date
1 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of March 2021. Downloads
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29/04/2021
2 Presentation on National Coal Index during the Pre-Bid Meeting held on 26.04.2021 Downloads
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27/04/2021
3 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of February 2021. Downloads
File Size :870.43 KB
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30/03/2021
4 Revised Standard Operating Procedure in respect of National Coal Index Downloads
File Size :8.98 MB
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05/03/2021
5 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of January 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.74 MB
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05/03/2021
6 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of December 2020 Downloads
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19/02/2021
7 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of November 2020 Downloads
File Size :1.59 MB
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14/01/2021
8 Operational Guidelines for National Coal Index Downloads
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24/12/2020
9 NCI (Base 2017-18) for the month of October 2020. Downloads
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03/12/2020
10 Finalisation of NCI (Base 2017-18) for the month of July and August, 2020 Downloads
File Size :1.45 MB
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19/11/2020
11 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of September, 2020. Downloads
File Size :1.4 MB
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12/11/2020
12 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the months of May to August, 2020. Downloads
File Size :1.63 MB
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20/10/2020
13 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of April'2020 and corrigendum in respect of Historical Figures of NCI and Representative Prices. Downloads
File Size :2.3 MB
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27/07/2020
14 Operational methodology for computation of National Coal Index. Downloads
File Size :2.07 MB
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17/06/2020
15 Notification of Representative Prices for each Grade of Coal for March 2020. Downloads
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05/06/2020
16 Roll-out of National Coal Index (Base year 2017-18). Downloads
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05/06/2020