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News Coal

Thailand Coal Imports in the 1Q19

The 1q19 saw Thailand import 6.0 Mt of all coal types, up 0.5 Mt year-on-year, according to the latest data from IHS. This total featured an increase in shipments from Australia, up 0.1 Mt on year ago levels to 1.0 Mt. 

News Steel

Brazilian Crude Steel Production in the 1Q19

Brazilian crude steel output declined by 9% year-on-year to 2.8 Mt in March, official data show. Total production in the year to date slipped 3% on last year levels to 8.4 Mt.

News Coal

Indian Coal Imports in March

IHS provisionally estimate India’s March steam coal imports at 16.7 Mt (based on data from ports, shipping companies and customs departments) which would be up 17% year-on-year. Meanwhile coking coal imports in March were down 18% to an estimated 4.4 Mt. 

News Grain

US Grain Exports in April

Combined US exports of corn, soyabeans and wheat in the four weeks to 18 April totalled 9.5 Mt, down 0.7 Mt on the same period last year, according to the latest data from the US Department of Agriculture....

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News Steel

Hot Rolled Band Prices in Late April

The world export price of hot rolled band (HRB) declined $8/t over the past two weeks to $550/t on 24 April, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from World Steel Dynamics. The West European...

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News Oil

Chinese March Crude Imports by Source

China’s combined crude oil imports from the Caribbean and Latin America dropped 683K b/d m-o-m from February’s record high to 1.23M b/d in March, down 184K b/d y-o-y, customs data showed. Shipments...

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News Coal

Chinese Coking and Steam Coal Imports in March

The 3.2 Mt year-on-year fall in Chinese coal imports in March to 23.5 Mt featured a 5.5 Mt fall in steam coal (including anthracite and lignite) shipments to 7.8 Mt, while coking coal imports rose 2.1 Mt to 6.1 Mt.

News Steel

Chinese Daily Steel Output in Early-April

Daily crude steel production in 1-10 April at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills grew by 6.3% year-on-year to 2.0 Mt, the highest level since November 2018, according to data from the industry association reported by Umetal.