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News Oil

Mexico March Petroleum Statistics

Pemex data show that Mexico’s crude oil production dropped 10K b/d m-o-m and 155K b/d y-o-y to 1.69M b/d in March, the second lowest reading since at least 1990 (when Pemex records began). At 1.67M...

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News Steel

Preliminary US Steel Import Data for April

US steel imports fell 0.9 Mt year-on-year in April to 2.5 Mt, according to preliminary data from the US Census Bureau. Shipments from Brazil increased significantly annually, up 0.3 Mt to 0.7 Mt. Meanwhile,...

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News Oil

Druzhba Pipeline Disruption

Poland’s second largest refiner, Grupa LOTOS, plans to release emergency stocks and use seaborne oil imports, following the suspension of Russian supplies via the 1M b/d Druzhba pipeline over quality...

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News Economy

Chinese Purchasing Manager’s Index in April

China’s manufacturing sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 50.1 in April, down from 50.5 in March, official data show. However, April still marked the second-successive month above the 50 benchmark that separates expansion from contraction.

News Economy

China’s Industrial Profits in the 1Q19

Profits at Chinese industrial firms in March rose 13.9% year-on-year to 589.5 billion yuan, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics. However, a weak January-February saw industrial profits...

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News Steel

Chinese Daily Steel Production in Mid-April

Daily crude steel output in mid-April at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills grew by 5.0% year-on-year to 2.01 Mt, the highest level since May 2018, according to data from the industry association reported by Umetal.

News Oil

Japanese March CPP Import Statistics

Japan’s total CPP imports (naphtha, gasoline, kerosene and diesel) dropped 140K b/d m-o-m and 159K b/d y-o-y to 459K b/d in March, data from the Petroleum Association of Japan showed. The fall was driven...

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News Oil

Japan March Crude Import by Source Data

Japan’s crude oil imports rose 117K b/d m-o-m to 3.21M b/d in March, but were still marginally lower y-o-y, data from the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed. Volumes from the Middle...

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