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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Dry Cargo Iron Ore

Iron Ore Stockpiles at Chinese Ports Slip

Iron ore inventories at 42 Chinese ports inched down by 0.9 Mt on the week to 120.1 Mt on 13 March, data collected by U-Metal show. Stockpiles have declined for five-weeks in a row.

News Dry Cargo Steel

Chinese Crude Steel Production Inches Higher

Chinese crude steel production edged up by 3.1% year-on-year to 154.7 Mt in January-February, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.


Chinese crude runs fall 1.7M b/d in January and February

Chinese crude runs fell to 12.1M b/d in January and February, down 1.7 b/d from December, according to data from the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics.

There was no breakdown of runs for...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

CISA Crude Steel Output Holds Steady

Average daily crude steel output from China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills was roughly flat to late-February at 1.81 Mt/day in the period 1-10 March. However, early March production...

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Russian ESPO price rises on high Middle East to Asia freight

Higher VLCC rates for Middle East crude to Asia has made Russian ESPO crude more competitive in the region, driving its price up, Reuters reports.

The collapse of the OPEC+ agreement last week...

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News Dry Cargo Economy

Chinese Loans Continue to Climb in February

Chinese net new bank loans rose to 905.7 billion yuan in February, up 19.9 billion yuan annually. This marks the fourth consecutive month that loan extensions have exceeded their year-ago levels, data from the People’s Bank of China reveal.

News Dry Cargo Coal

Vietnamese Coal Imports Extend Gain

Vietnamese coal imports climbed by 1.1 Mt year-on-year to 3.3 Mt in February, data gathered by IHS show. Receipts of Australian coal more than doubled on the year to 1.1 Mt last month, while imports...

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News Dry Cargo Auto,Economy

Chinese Car Sales Tumble

China’s passenger car sales fell by nearly 1 million units year-on-year to 0.2 million units in February, the lowest since February 2005, according to the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Sales last month slumped from 1.6 million units in January.