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News Steel

Brazilian Crude Steel Output Slips in April

Brazil’s crude steel production totalled 2.9 Mt in April, down 1.9% year-on-year, the Brazilian Steel Institute reports. At 11.3 Mt, output in January-April slipped 2.5% compared to the same period last year.  

News Coal

Turkey to Reduce US Coal Tariffs

IHS Energy reported that Turkey will reduce US coking and steam coal export tariffs, from the 13.7% rate imposed in August 2018 to 5%. The US exported 0.15 Mt of coking coal in the 1q19 down 61% year-on-year,...

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News Oil

Brazil Crude Exports Rise in April

Brazil’s crude oil exports rose 534K b/d m-o-m and 600K b/d y-o-y to 1.72M b/d in April, the highest since July 2018 when shipments came in at a record of 1.92M b/d, official data show. Brazil has exported...

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News Economy

Eurozone Economic Growth Remains Subdued in May

The IHS Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ (PMI) Index slipped 0.2 month-on-month in May to 47.9, according to preliminary ‘flash’ estimates, as manufacturing output contracted for a fourth successive month.

News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Imports of Iron Ore and Coal in April

Japanese iron ore imports climbed 0.8% year-on-year in April to 10.0 Mt, after five successive months of decline, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance.

Meanwhile, the country’s coal imports in April increased by 1.9% annually to 15.1 Mt.

News Steel

Japanese Crude Steel Output in April

Japanese crude steel production slipped 0.8% year-on-year in April to 8.7 Mt, according to the latest data from the Japan Iron and Steel Federation. At 33.6 Mt, output in January-April was 4.3% below the same period in 2018.

News Steel

Late-April Chinese Daily Steel Output

Daily crude steel production in the last 10 days of April at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills grew by 4.7% year-on-year to 2.00 Mt, just below the mid-April production figure of...

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News Coal

Chinese Coking Coal Imports Jumps in April

The 3.0 Mt year-on-year rise in Chinese coal imports in April to 25.3 Mt featured a 9-month high for coking coal imports which jumped 2.9 Mt year-on-year to 7.4 Mt, whilst inbound shipments of steam...

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Event Research & Consultancy

ICS Dry Bulk Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at this annual event, held in Vancouver on 15 November. His paper included an analysis of the impact on dry bulk trade from the US-China...

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Event Research & Consultancy

2018 KOBC Maritime Conference

The inaugural conference organised by Korea Ocean Business Corporation was held in Busan on 8 November. SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was among the speakers where his topic was "Dry Bulk Market Prospects in a Changing Landscape".

Event Dry Cargo

Metcoke World Summit 2018

John Keeshan, Senior Director of Chartering at SSY USA, was a speaker at this year's event held in Pittsburgh on 7-8 November, where his paper examined the key factors shaping the dry bulk freight market in 2018 and the outlook for the supply/demand balance in 2019. 

Event Dry Cargo

Regional Coal Buyers Conference 2018

Held in Malaysia on 8-10 October, this conference included a presentation by SSY's Robin Thomas on recent developments in, and prospects for, the dry bulk freight market.  Dr Thomas also participated...

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