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News Minor Bulks

Chinese Bauxite and Nickel Ore Imports in January

A rise in shipments from Guinea (+0.7 Mt to 4.3 Mt) and Indonesia (+0.5 Mt to 0.9 Mt) helped raise Chinese bauxite imports to the highest level on record at 8.3 Mt in January, up 1.2 Mt year-on-year,...

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News Oil

IEA Oil Market Report Highlights

In its March Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency has kept its forecast for global oil demand growth in 2018 and 2019 largely unchanged at 1.3M b/d and 1.4M b/d respectively, as solid...

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News Oil

China’s Crude Runs Rise to Record High in January-February

After falling for 3 consecutive months, China’s refinery crude throughput rose to a record of 12.73M b/d over January and February, up 1.13M b/d y-o-y and 634K b/d from December, data from the National...

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News Economy,Steel

Chinese Steel Production in January-February

Chinese steel production in January-February rose 9.2% year-on-year to 149.6 Mt, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. Steel mills in China have benefitted from a rise in domestic...

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News Oil

Latest US Petroleum Statistics

US crude oil exports during the week ending 8 March dropped 257K b/d w-o-w to 2.55M b/d, but were still 1.06M b/d higher y-o-y, data from the US Energy Information Administration showed. Exports averaged...

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News Steel

Early March Hot Rolled Band Prices

All four of the hot rolled band (HRB) prices included in World Steel Dynamics’ SteelBenchmarker increased from their previous reading in early March. World export prices showed the biggest...

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News Oil

EIA Lowers US Crude Oil Production Growth Forecasts

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration has lowered its forecast for US crude oil production growth this year by 110K b/d to 1.35M b/d. This leads to an expected...

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News Steel

Brazilian Steel Exports in February

Brazilian steel exports dropped by 0.7 Mt month-on-month to a six-month low of 0.9 Mt in February, the largest drop since 1993, official data show. January steel exports were the second-highest on record...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Mjunction Indian Steel Markets Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research presented an outlook for the dry bulk freight market at this event, held in Kolkata on 7-8 June 2018. He explained the reasons for the rise in ocean...

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Event Research & Consultancy

TXF Natural Resources and Commodity Finance

Speaking at this year's event, held in Amsterdam on 17-18 May 2018, Simpson Spence Young's Head of Research John Kearsey contrasted the uneven recovery in dry bulk freight markets with the continued downswing in the tanker sector.

Event Dry Cargo

Profercy World PKS Forum

Robin Thomas, Business Manager for SSY's Dry Cargo Division, was among the speakers at the conference held in Abu Dhabi on 8-10 May 2018. His paper highlighted the importance of movements in bunker...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Argus Marpol Strategy Summit

Held in Houston on 23-25 April 2018, this event included a presentation by SSY's Vivek Srivastava on "The Scrubber Decision For A VLCC - To Fit or Not To Fit?"