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News Economy

Chinese Passenger Car Sales

Chinese passenger car sales dropped 7.7% year-on-year in August to 1.7 million units, according to the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers. At 13.3 million units, sales in January-August were 12.3% below the corresponding period in 2018.

News Oil

IEA September Oil Market Report Highlights

In its September Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has kept its forecast for global oil demand growth in 2019 and 2020 largely unchanged at 1.1M b/d and 1.3M b/d respectively....

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News Oil

EIA August STEO Highlights

In its August Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) is projecting a rise in US oil production of 1.25M b/d in 2019 to a record of 12.24M b/d, slightly lower than...

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News Economy

India Passenger Car Sales Continue to Plummet

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, India’s domestic passenger vehicle sales experienced their steepest annual fall on record in August, crashing by 41.1%, Reuters reports. Sales dropped by 30.9% year-on-year in July.

News Coal

Queensland Coal Throughput in August

At 18.1 Mt, combined coal throughput in August at the main Queensland ports of Abbot Point, Dalrymple Bay, Gladstone and Hay Point fell 1.5 Mt on the previous month to a four-month low, port authority data reveal.

News Oil

Iraq to Lower Oil Production from October

Iraq has not been able to comply with its oil production limits under the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement due to higher Iraqi domestic demand during the summer months and persistent disagreements with the regional...

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News Coal,Grain,Iron Ore,Steel

Chinese Preliminary August Trade Data

Chinese imports of iron ore rose 5.5 Mt year-on-year in August to a 19-month high of 94.5 Mt, preliminary customs data reveal, while total coal imports climbed 4.3 Mt to 33.0 Mt. Meanwhile, inbound...

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News Oil

China’s August Crude Imports Rise to Four-Month High

China’s crude oil imports rose 269K b/d m-o-m and 1.46M b/d y-o-y to a 4-month high of 9.97M b/d in August, customs data show. The increase was partly attributed to a pickup in refinery utilization...

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