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News Dry Cargo Coal

Japanese Coal Receipts Flat

Overall coal imports were unchanged year-on-year in February at 14.4 Mt, provisional data from the Japanese finance ministry show.

News Dry Cargo Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore Imports Fall

Japanese iron ore imports fell by 2.1% year-on-year to 9.5 Mt in February, according to provisional finance ministry data. Shipments have now fallen on an annual basis in twelve of the last sixteen...

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East-West naphtha spread reaches record high

The Europe-Asia naphtha spread hit a record high on Tuesday of $42/t on weakened European petrochemical demand from the coronavirus pandemic, Platts reports.

Demand for naphtha has been weak...

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Oman to increase oil supply to 1M b/d

Oman is set to join Saudi Arabia and the UAE in increasing oil production when the OPEC+ agreement comes to an end this month, Platts reports.

Oman is planning to increase oil supply to its...

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News Dry Cargo Economy

US Industrial Production Climbs in February

After five successive month of annual contraction, US industrial production was flat year-on-year in February, although manufacturing output was 0.4% below the year-ago level, data from the US Federal Reserve reveal.

News Dry Cargo Economy

Annual Growth in Chinese House Prices Slows

Growth in Chinese house prices slowed in February with the sales prices of newly constructed commercial residential buildings in 70 medium and large cities, monitored by the National Bureau of...

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News Dry Cargo Minor Bulks

Indonesian Bauxite Exports Extend Rise

From a peak of 1.8 Mt in December (the highest month since shipments restarted in June 2017), Indonesian bauxite exports slipped to a three-month low of 1.6 Mt in January, although still up by 0.3 Mt...

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News Dry Cargo Coal

Indonesian Coal Exports Decline

Indonesian coal exports fell to 38.2 Mt in January (including lignite), down by 1.5 Mt year-on-year and the first annual decline since June 2019, according to data from Bank Indonesia. However, loadings rose from 37.2 Mt in December 2019.