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News Steel

European Steel Exports in the 1q19

European steel exports in March rose 0.1 Mt year-on-year to 1.9 Mt, according to the European Steel Association, Eurofer. At 5.1 Mt, total steel shipments in the 1q19 dropped marginally on the same period last year. 

News Economy

Japan’s GDP Grows in the 1q19

Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.1% year-on-year in the 1q19, the country’s Cabinet Office reports. However, exports, capital spending and private consumption all contracted during the same period.

News Coal

South Korea Coal Imports Fall in April

South Korean imports of all coal types fell 3.0 Mt year-on-year in April to 10.8 Mt, IHS reports. Imports of steam coal (including anthracite) dropped 2.5 Mt annually to 8.9 Mt, while inbound coking...

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News Oil

Japan’s April Petchem Naphtha Imports Rise Steeply Y-o-Y

Japan’s naphtha imports for the petrochemical sector stood at 1.19M tonnes (about 355K b/d) in April, up 0.06M tonnes (about 7K b/d) m-o-m and 0.46M tonnes higher (about 131K b/d) y-o-y, Reuters reports...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

Chinese Steel Exports by Destination in the 1q19

The 1.9 Mt year-on-year increase in Chinese steel exports in the 1q19 to 17.0 Mt featured a rise in shipments to the Middle East (+0.6 Mt to 2.1 Mt), while exports to the Americas (+0.3 Mt to 2.2 Mt) and Europe (+0.2 Mt to 1.0 Mt) also edged up on the year.

News Dry Cargo Minor Bulks

Chinese Alumina Production Jumps in April

China’s alumina output in April grew to its highest level since June 2017, up 4.2% year-on-year to 6.3 Mt, according to reports by Reuters. Production in the year to date totalled 24.5 Mt.

News Dry Cargo Steel

Turkish Crude Steel Output in April

After 11 successive months of annual decline, Turkish crude steel production rose by 2.6% year-on-year in April to 3.0 Mt, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association. However, at 12.5 Mt, output in January-April was down 10.5% on the same period in 2018.

News Dry Cargo Steel

Hot Rolled Band Prices Drop in May

The world export price of hot rolled band (HRB) declined $27/t over the past three weeks to a 3-month low of $523/t on 13 May, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from World Steel Dynamics....

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