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News Economy

China to Increase Support for Economy

China announced on 29 April plans to adopt policies to support industries and small firms affected by Covid, Reuters reports, with the Politburo saying China will expand domestic demand, boost investment...

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News Coal

Indian Coal Imports

Indian imports of coal fell 2.8 Mt year-on-year to 13.3 Mt in February, the lowest recorded level for February since 2014, according to McCloskey data.

The fall came from a decrease of shipments...

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News Coal

Japanese Coal Imports by Source

Japanese steam coal (including anthracite) imports from Australia rose 1.0 Mt year-on-year to 8.1 Mt in March, McCloskey data show, while shipments of the same coal from Russia fell 0.2 Mt to 1.1 Mt.

Imports...

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News Oil

West African crude loadings to Asia rebound in March

West Africa’s crude oil exports to Asia increased by 300K b/d m-o-m to 1.96M b/d in March, rebounding after previously falling to a seven-month low in February, Energy Intelligence reports. Loadings...

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News Oil

Singapore’s fuel oil stocks fall to seven-month low

Singapore’s onshore fuel oil inventories tumbled by 3.96M bbls w-o-w to 19.14M bbls during the week ending 27 April, falling to the lowest level since September after reaching a five-week high during...

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News Coal

China Removes Coal Import Tariffs

China will remove import tariffs on all coal between 1 May 2022 and 31 March 2023 the Finance Ministry announced on 28 April as part of efforts to secure energy supplies, McCloskey reports. The tariff...

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News Steel

Steel HRB Prices

The US price for hot rolled band (HRB) steel rose $51/t to $1,618/t in the two weeks to 27 April, according to World Steel Dynamics’ Steelbenchmarker. In contrast, the HRB prices in Western Europe and China both fell, down $69/t and $28/t, to a respective $1,400/t and $676/t.

News Steel

Japanese Steel Exports

Japan’s steel exports reached a twelve-month high of 3.1 Mt in March, however the 1q22 was still 0.2 Mt below the same three-months last year at 8.1 Mt, according to Japan Iron and Steel Federation...

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