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News Oil

South Korea’s February Crude Imports Rise to Record High

South Korea’s crude oil imports rose 482K b/d m-o-m and 55K b/d y-o-y to a record of 3.43M b/d in February, preliminary Ministry data showed.

News Coal

South Korean Coal-Focused Anti-Pollution Measures

IHS reports that South Korea revealed two anti-pollution measures for coal on 1 March. First, the country has temporarily suspended four old coal-fired units during March-June, which is expected to...

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News Steel

China’s Tangshan Issues Smog Alert

On 1 March, China’s top steelmaking city, Tangshan, issued a level one smog alert for March 1-6, the highest in the country’s four-tier pollution warning system, according to Reuters.  Under the alert,...

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News Steel

Lowest Japanese Steel Exports in More Than Nine Years

Japan’s steel exports slumped to the lowest level since May 2009 in January, dropping by 0.6 Mt year-on-year to 2.5 Mt, as shipments to China and South Korea fell to multi-year lows, the Japan Iron...

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News Economy,Steel

China’s Steel Sector Growth Slows

China’s steel sector Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 50.6 in February, down from 51.5 in January, as expansion in the sector slowed, official data show. The country’s manufacturing sector...

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News Oil

Weekly US Petroleum Statistics (1)

US crude oil exports during the week ending 22 February eased to 3.36M b/d from a record 3.61M b/d in the previous week, but were still 1.91M b/d higher y-o-y, data from the US Energy Information Administration...

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News Steel

Hot Rolled Band Prices in Late February

The World export price of hot rolled band (HRB) rose by $22/t over the past three weeks to $537/t, the highest since November 2018, on 25 February, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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News Steel

Chinese Daily Steel Production in Early February

Daily crude steel output in 1-10 February at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills rose by 7.7% year-on-year to 1.93 Mt, according to data from the industry association reported by Umetal.