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News Dry Cargo Steel

Chinese September Steel Production Growth Slows

China’s crude steel production edged up 2.2% year-on-year in September to 82.8 Mt, marking the slowest rate of annual output growth since December 2017, according to data from the country’s National...

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News Oil

China September Refinery Throughput at Record High

China’s crude oil throughput rose 1.03M b/d m-o-m and 1.26M b/d y-o-y to a record high of 13.8M b/d in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics show. Robust crude runs were underpinned...

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News Dry Cargo Economy

US Industrial Production Falls in September

US industrial output fell 0.1% year-on-year in September, according to the US Federal Reserve. Production dropped 0.4% on a monthly basis, with falls in manufacturing and mining output contributing to the decline. 

News Dry Cargo Coal

Vietnamese Coal Imports in September

September Vietnamese coal imports rose 52% year-on-year in September to 3.0 Mt, IHS reports.

News Economy

China Passenger Car Sales Rise

At 1.9 million units, China’s passenger car sales fell by 6.3% year-on-year in September, marking 15 successive months of annual decline, the latest data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show.

News Oil

Singapore Crude Oil Imports Continue to Fall

Singapore’s crude oil imports dropped 47K b/d m-o-m and 166K b/d y-o-y to 571K b/d in September, which was the lowest level since May 2015, official data show. At 822K b/d, average monthly imports in...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

US HRB Price Falls

The US domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) dropped by $59/t in the three weeks to 14 October to the lowest level since November 2016 at $570/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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News Oil

US Shale Production Continues to Rise, Drilling Activity Falls

US tight oil production from the seven major shale formations is projected to rise 57K b/d m-o-m and 850K b/d y-o-y to a record of 8.97M b/d in November, according to the latest drilling productivity...

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Event Research & Consultancy

International Iron Ore 2019

Alexis Ellender from SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at the International Iron Ore 2019 conference held in Lisbon from 5-7 June. His paper covered the prospects for the dry bulk market...

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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.