Links to previous press releases are below.
China’s Manufacturing Sector Returns to Expansion in November
China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) returned to growth in November with a reading of 50.1 (a value above 50 indicates expansion), following two successive months of contraction, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
South African Steam Coal Exports
Despite falling by 1.0 Mt year-on-year in September, seaborne South African coal exports of 5.8 Mt reached their second-highest level this year, customs data reveal. At 47.1 Mt, exports over January-September were 7.0 Mt below the corresponding period in 2020.
Chinese Daily Steel Output in Early October
After tumbling to a three and a half year low over 21-30 September, daily crude steel output from China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills edged up 5.9% to a still low 1.87 Mt over 1-10 October, industry data reveal.