Links to previous press releases are below.
Bonny Light Exports to Fall in April
Nigerian Bonny Light exports are scheduled to fall to 228K b/d in April, from 245K b/d in March, according to preliminary loading programmes, reports Reuters. Exports of Forcados blend are set to remain relatively unchanged at 283K b/d, up from 279K b/d in March.
Japanese Crude Steel Production Inches Higher
Japanese crude steel production edged up by 0.1 Mt year-on-year to 8.2 Mt in January, data from the Japan Iron and Steel Federation show. Output last month rose from 7.8 Mt in December 2019.
Brazilian Crude Steel Output Extends Fall
Brazilian crude steel production declined by 0.3 Mt year-on-year to 2.7 Mt in January, according to data from Instituto Aço Brasil. Output has registered annual falls in every month since June 2019. However, last month’s production moved up from 2.4 Mt in December 2019 to a seven-month high.
Japanese Iron Ore Imports Slip in January
Japanese iron ore imports inched down by 1.5% year-on-year to 9.0 Mt last month, according to provisional data from the Ministry of Finance.
Meanwhile, Japanese total coal imports rose by 2.3% year-on-year to 16.6 Mt in January.
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.
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.