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News Dry Cargo Iron Ore

China Iron Ore Port Stocks Steady

Iron ore stockpiles at 42 monitored Chinese ports reached 123.0 Mt in the seven days ending 25 June, data from U-Metal showed.

This was slightly higher than the 122.3 Mt reported in the week ending 18 June, and up from 107.1 Mt reported in the same week last year.

News Dry Cargo Iron Ore

South Africa Iron Ore Exports

South African seaborne iron ore exports hit 5.6 Mt in March, up 1.1 Mt year-on-year and the highest monthly volume since December when 6.2 Mt was exported, official customs data showed.


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News Oil

Iraq’s crude oil exports fall to three-month low in March

Iraq’s crude oil exports declined by 189K b/d m-o-m and 678K b/d y-o-y to 3.27M b/d in March, falling to a three-month low after previously reaching a nine-month high in February, according to Energy...

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News Oil

Japan’s crude oil imports reach four-month low in March

Japan’s crude oil imports declined by 240K b/d m-o-m and 780K b/d y-o-y to 2.34M b/d in March, falling for the third consecutive month to the lowest level since November 2020, according to data from...

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News Dry Cargo Grain

IGC Cuts Chinese Corn Import Projections

The International Grains Council (IGC) has cut its forecast for Chinese corn imports in the 2021/22 market year (July-June) by 3.0 Mt to 18.5 Mt citing a stronger domestic harvest. Imports were already...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

Japan Steel Exports

Japan exported 3.2 Mt of steel in March, down from 3.5 Mt in the same month last year, data from the Japan Iron and Steel Federation showed.

China continued to be the main destination for Japanese...

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News Economy

China Manufacturing PMI

China’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) index hit 51.1 in April, down from 51.9 in March but up from 50.8 in April 2020 as industrial activity continued to expand for a 14th...

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News Oil

Workers at Sullom Voe vote in favour of mid-May strike

Members of the Unite trade union have voted to go on strike during the middle of May at the Sullom Voe onshore oil processing and storage terminal, one of the largest in Europe, following a dispute...

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