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News Dry Cargo Steel

August World Steel Output

Global crude steel production grew 3.4% year-on-year in August to 156.0 Mt, the latest data from the World Steel Association reveal. However, world steel output excluding China fell by 3.1% year-on-year...

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News Oil

Canada Crude by Rail Exports on the Rise

Canadian crude by rail exports to the US rose for the fifth consecutive month in July to 313K b/d, up 26K b/d m-o-m and 103K b/d y-o-y, data from Canada’s National Energy Board show. At 249K b/d, average...

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News Dry Cargo Iron Ore

Chinese Iron Ore Imports by Source

The 5.5 Mt year-on-year rise in Chinese iron ore imports in August to 94.9 Mt featured an increase in imports from Australia (+1.6 Mt to 59.8 Mt), India (+2.2 Mt to a 27-month high of 2.7 Mt) and South...

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News Oil

China August Crude Imports by Source

China’s combined crude oil imports from the Caribbean and Latin America were largely unchanged m-o-m at 1.28M b/d in August, with a rise in imports from Columbia (+113K b/d m-o-m) and Venezuela (+176K...

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News Coal

Taiwanese Coal Imports in August

Despite falling 0.1 Mt year-on-year, Taiwanese coal imports (including anthracite) in July reached a 12-month high of 6.6 Mt, the latest data from IHS Energy reveal.

News Steel

Japanese Steel Output Falls in August

Japanese crude steel production fell by 0.7 Mt year-on-year to its second-lowest level since July 2009 at 8.1 Mt in August, according to the latest data from the country’s Iron and Steel Federation.

News Coal

Chinese Coal Import Breakdown

The 4.3 Mt annual rise in total Chinese coal imports in August to 33.0 Mt featured a 2.1 Mt increase in coking coal imports to a record high 9.1 Mt, Chinese customs data show. Meanwhile, combined inbound shipments of steam coal (anthracite and lignite) were up 2.2 Mt year-on-year to 23.9 Mt. 

News Minor Bulks

Chinese Minor Bulk Imports in August

Several Chinese minor bulk imports enjoyed annual growth in August, data reveal. Manganese ore imports climbed 0.6 Mt year-on-year to 2.9 Mt, while imports of copper ores and concentrates (+0.2 Mt to 1.8 Mt) and fertilisers (+0.1 Mt to 0.7 Mt) also increased steadily.

Event Research & Consultancy

Indian Coal Markets 2019

Derek Langston, Head of Research at SSY, outlined the potential impact of IMO 2020 low sulphur fuel regulations on India’s coal sector at mjunction’s Indian Coal Markets conference on 16-18 September in Kolkata.

Event Research & Consultancy

Europe Steel Markets 2019

Derek Langston from SSY Consultancy & Research presented on the prospects for the dry bulk freight market at the Europe Steel Markets 2019 conference in Amsterdam on 27 June organised by Kallanish.

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

Steel Markets Asia 2019

Head of SSY Research, Derek Langston, spoke at the Kallanish Steel Markets Asia conference in Ho Chi Minh City on the dry bulk freight market outlook. The conference ran from 10-11 April.