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News Dry Cargo Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Coal and Iron Ore September Imports

Japanese iron ore imports edged up 1.7% year-on-year in September to 10.1 Mt, marking the third occasion imports have exceeded 10.0 Mt in 2019, the Ministry of Finance reports. By contrast, total coal imports slipped 2.8% year-on-year to 14.9 Mt.

News Oil

Petroecuador Lifts Force Majeure on Crude Exports

Petroecuador announced on Sunday that it is resuming crude oil exports after extensive protests (against the scrapping of fuel subsidies) earlier in the month had forced it to declare a force majeure...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

Chinese September Steel Production Growth Slows

China’s crude steel production edged up 2.2% year-on-year in September to 82.8 Mt, marking the slowest rate of annual output growth since December 2017, according to data from the country’s National...

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News Oil

China September Refinery Throughput at Record High

China’s crude oil throughput rose 1.03M b/d m-o-m and 1.26M b/d y-o-y to a record high of 13.8M b/d in September, data from the National Bureau of Statistics show. Robust crude runs were underpinned...

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News Dry Cargo Economy

US Industrial Production Falls in September

US industrial output fell 0.1% year-on-year in September, according to the US Federal Reserve. Production dropped 0.4% on a monthly basis, with falls in manufacturing and mining output contributing to the decline. 

News Dry Cargo Coal

Vietnamese Coal Imports in September

September Vietnamese coal imports rose 52% year-on-year in September to 3.0 Mt, IHS reports.

News Economy

China Passenger Car Sales Rise

At 1.9 million units, China’s passenger car sales fell by 6.3% year-on-year in September, marking 15 successive months of annual decline, the latest data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show.

News Oil

Singapore Crude Oil Imports Continue to Fall

Singapore’s crude oil imports dropped 47K b/d m-o-m and 166K b/d y-o-y to 571K b/d in September, which was the lowest level since May 2015, official data show. At 822K b/d, average monthly imports in...

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