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News Economy

OECD Interim Economic Outlook

In the OECD’s September Interim Economic Outlook the organisation kept its global GDP growth forecasts broadly unchanged from its previous outlook in May, at 5.7% for 2021 and 4.5% for 2022,...

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News Oil

China’s clean product exports to Southeast Asia fall to lowest since 2015

China’s clean oil product exports to Southeast Asia tumbled by 274K b/d m-o-m to 198K b/d in August, falling to the lowest level since May 2015 as total shipments declined by 184K b/d m-o-m to a thirteen-month...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

Brazilian Steel Output at 34-month high in August

At 3.1 Mt, Brazilian crude steel production reached the highest monthly level since October 2018, data from the Brazilian Steel Institute showed. Production was up from 2.8 Mt in the same month last...

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News Dry Cargo Coal

South Korean Coal Imports Rise

At 9.3 Mt, South Korean steam coal imports (including anthracite) in August were up 0.6 Mt year-on-year, according to data from IHS.  

Meanwhile, coking coal imports reached 1.7 Mt in August, up 0.5 Mt year-on-year.

News Dry Cargo Minor Bulks

China Minor Bulk Imports

China imported 8.7 Mt of bauxite in August, a six-month low and down from 10.3 Mt in the same month last year, according to customs data reported by Reuters.

By contrast, Chinese nickel ore...

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News Dry Cargo Minor Bulks

Vietnam August Cement Exports

Vietnam exported 4.3 Mt of cement and clinker in August, up 0.2 Mt year-on-year, official customs data showed.

China was the largest recipient of Vietnamese cement in the month with volumes...

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News Oil

Asian jet fuel margins soar as aviation demand begins to return

Asian jet fuel refining margins rose to $7.82/bbl as of September 17th, the highest since March 2020, Reuters reported. The rise was supported by arbitrage flows from the East to the West,...

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News Dry Cargo Steel

EU Steel Imports and Exports

The European Union imported 3.2 Mt of steel in July, a three-month high and up from 2.6 Mt a year ago, data from The European Steel Association (Eurofer) showed. This brought annual growth in shipments...

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