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News Grain

US Weekly Grain Exports (1)

US weekly exports of corn, wheat and soyabeans combined rose to a five-week high of 2.14 Mt in the week ending 23 April, according to the US Department of Agriculture. However, this was slightly below the year-ago level of 2.17 Mt,

News Steel

Chinese Finished Steel Inventories

Combined finished steel inventories at China Iron & Steel Association (CISA) member mills totalled 16.7 Mt on 20 April, up from 16.5 Mt on the 10 April, but down from the month-ago level of 17.4 Mt, according to data from the industry association reported by SteelFirst.

News Oil

Asia's imports of Iranian crude decline y-o-y in March

Imports of Iranian crude oil by China, India, Japan and South Korea in March fell 9.2% y-o-y to average 1.04M b/d, Reuters reports, citing government and tanker tracking data. However, on a monthly...

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News Steel

World Steel Dynamics SteelBenchmarker Update

The US domestic hot rolled band (HRB) price has dropped below $500/t for the first time since June 2009 as it fell $6/t over the last two weeks to $498/t. In contrast, there were slight increases, of...

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News Steel

Chinese Daily Crude Steel Output

Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association member mills rose to its highest level since late February at 1.72 Mt in the period 11-20 April, according to data from the industry association...

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News Oil

Vietnamese diesel imports from Singapore surge between January and April

Vietnam's diesel imports from Singapore in the January to April period increased by almost four-fold y-o-y to more than 715KT (45K b/d), Reuters reports citing data from Singapore's International Enterprise....

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News Steel

Japanese Steel Exports Breakdown

Of the 10.6 Mt of steel exports from Japan in the 1q15, some 1.3 Mt were shipped to China, down 13% year-on-year and the lowest quarterly total since the 1q09, according to data from the Japan Iron...

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News Oil

Russia's crude exports from Primorsk set to fall in May

Russia's crude oil exports from the Baltic port of Primorsk in May are expected to fall by 173K b/d m-o-m to average 780K b/d, Reuters reports. The total number of cargoes from the Baltic (i.e. including Ust Luga) in May is expected to drop by 9 from April to 53.

Event Research & Consultancy

Sulphur World Symposium

Derek Langston of SSY Consultancy & Research presented a paper at The Sulphur Institute's annual conference, which was held in Barcelona on April 20/22, where he highlighted some of the potential sources of volatility in freight rates in a fundamentally oversupplied dry bulk carrier market.