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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Oil

Mexico's crude exports to the Americas fall to decades low

Mexico's crude oil exports to the Americas in September fell by 149K b/d m-o-m and 291K b/d y-o-y to 550K b/d, data from state-oil firm Pemex shows. The decline occurred despite overall exports only...

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News Oil

China raised 2016 non-state crude oil import quota

China has set its 2016 crude oil import quota for non-state companies at 1.76M b/d, Reuters reports, citing a statement from China's Ministry of Commerce. This is more than double 2014's figure of 755K b/d.

News Iron Ore

Canadian Iron Ore Exports

Canadian iron ore exports (excluding US cargoes) rose to 3.3 Mt in August, up slightly year-on-year, according to the Tex report. Shipments to China rose to their highest level this year at 1.1 Mt in August, while exports to Europe fell to a four-month low of 1.3 Mt.

News Grain

IGC Lowers US Soyabean Export Forecast

The International Grains Council (IGC) has reduced its forecast for US soyabean exports in the 2015/16 harvest year (Oct-Sep) to 45.6 Mt (down 1.3 Mt) on tighter supplies and increased competition from...

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News Steel

Japanese Steel Exports Fall

Japan's steel exports fell to a seven-month low of 3.3 Mt in September, down 0.4 Mt year-on-year, according to the Japan Iron and Steel Federation. Although shipments to China, South Korea and Asia...

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News Oil

Iran's crude exports set to fall in October

Iran's exports of crude oil and condensate in October are expected to be a seven-month low of 1.07M b/d, Reuters reports. Crude loadings were down 12% m-o-m to around 850K b/d pressured by a lull in...

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News Oil

Japan's JX expected to raise crude runs m-o-m in November

Japan's largest oil refiner JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation is expected to increase its crude throughputs for domestic consumption to 1.05M b/d in November, up from 937K b/d in October, Reuters reports. However, this is down by 1% when compared with November 2014 volumes.

News Grain

Strong US Grain Exports Continue

US exports of corn, wheat and soyabeans saw a third week of strong shipments in the week ending 22 October as exports of all three combined rose to an eleven-month high of 3.56 Mt, the US Department...

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Event Research & Consultancy

MEIC Shipping Seminar

At this annual event in Busan, SSY's Head of Research John Kearsey highlighted the importance of fleet supply-side adjustments to the eventual recovery in the dry bulk freight market.

Event Research & Consultancy

IIMA Meeting Vienna

Speaking at the Annual Meeting of the International Iron Metallics Association, SSY's Derek Langston outlined the key reasons behind the acutely weak dry cargo freight market.