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News Economy

Chinese Industrial Profits Fall in April

Profits at Chinese industrial firms fell by 8.5% year-on-year in April, the largest decrease since March 2020, as operations in industrial centres in the east and northeast of the country were disrupted...

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News Oil

Thailand’s crude imports fall to three-month low

Thailand’s crude oil imports declined by 196K b/d m-o-m to 917K b/d in April, the lowest level since January, customs data showed. Despite falling to a three-month low arrivals still remain up by 85K...

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News Oil

Mexico’s crude exports build in April

Mexico’s crude oil exports increased by 120K b/d m-o-m and 100K b/d y-o-y to a four-month high of 1.02M b/d in April, supported by shipments to Asia which jumped by 170K b/d m-o-m to 330K b/d, according...

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News Grain

US Weekly Grain Exports

US exports of wheat fell 0.2 Mt year-on-year to 0.3 Mt in the week ending 19 May, according to the US Department of Agriculture data. In contrast, shipments of soyabeans rose 0.2 Mt to 0.5 Mt while corn exports were flat at 1.8 Mt.

News Steel

HRB Steel Prices

The Chinese domestic hot rolled band (HRB) price has fallen to its lowest point since February 2021, down $10/t to $619/t in the two weeks to 25 May, according to World Steel Dynamics’ SteelBenchmarker....

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News Oil

US crude exports rise to highest since March 2020

US crude oil exports jumped by 820K b/d m-o-m and 910K b/d y-o-y to 4.34M b/d during the week ending 20 May, rising to the highest level since March 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration...

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News Grain

China Looks to Brazilian Corn

On 24 May, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced an agreement to ease restrictions on imports of Brazilian corn had been finalised with the intention of facilitating trade, Reuters reports. Almost...

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News Steel

CISA Steel Production

Daily crude steel production at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills declined 3.4% year-on-year and 0.3% from the preceding 10 days to 2.2 Mt in the period 11-21 May, according to the industry association.