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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Coal

US Coal Exports in February

US coal exports (excluding cargoes to Canada) in February fell 2.1 Mt year-on-year to the lowest level since November 2016 at 6.0 Mt, according to the latest data from the National Mining Association.

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Coal Imports Flat, Iron Ore Shipments Fall

Japanese coal imports were flat year-on-year in March at 15.7 Mt, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance. At 46.3 Mt, 1q19 shipments were down 1.7% on the same quarter in 2018.

Meanwhile,...

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News Iron Ore

Vale Brucutu Mine to Reopen

On 16 April Vale announced that it expects the “complete return of Brucutu mine operations in the next 72 hours” following a decision made by the Minas Gerais Court of Justice to partially suspend the...

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News Economy

China Loans Rebound in March, Industrial Production Grows

China’s net new bank loans rose to 1.69 trillion yuan in March, up 0.57 trillion yuan year-on-year, according to data from the People’s Bank of China.

Meanwhile, Chinese industrial production...

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News Coal

South Korean Steam Coal Imports Slide in March

At 7.3 Mt, South Korean steam coal imports (incl. anthracite) in March fell to their lowest level since May 2010, down 2.1 Mt year-on-year, according to IHS. Imports in the year to date totalled 28.8 Mt, 1.2 Mt below the year ago level.

News Oil

China’s March Crude Runs Ease from Record High

China’s refinery throughput in March eased 192K b/d from record levels over January-February to 12.54M b/d but was still 362K b/d higher y-o-y, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. The...

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News Coal,Minor Bulks

Indonesian Mineral Exports Grow in February

Exports of Indonesian coal jumped to 34.6 Mt in February, up 2.5 Mt year-on-year, Bank Indonesia data show. Coal shipments in the year to date have now risen by 7.5 Mt on an annual basis to 74.2 Mt.

Meanwhile,...

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News Economy,Steel

Chinese House Price Growth in March

Chinese house price growth accelerated for a tenth successive month in March, with the price of newly constructed commercial residential properties in 70 medium and large cities rising by an average...

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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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