Links to previous press releases are below.
Japan’s crude oil imports fall in January
Japan’s crude oil imports declined by 250K b/d m-o-m to 2.72M b/d in January, falling to the lowest level since October after previously reaching a 21-month high in December, according to data from...Read More
Japanese Steel Exports Down
Japanese steel exports dropped to a near three-year low of 2.4 Mt in January, as shipments to China and other Asian destinations fell, according to official data. This was also the lowest total for...Read More
Mexico’s crude exports fall to record low in January
Mexico’s crude oil exports declined by 205K b/d m-o-m and 147K b/d y-o-y to 832K b/d in January, falling to the lowest level on records dating back to 1990, according to data from Pemex. Exports to...Read More
Grain Prices Rise
The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) May wheat contract peaked at $9.60 a bushel, a fourteen-year high, reflecting supply uncertainties from the Black Sea, according to Reuters. Increases were also seen in the corn market, with the equivalent contract close to an eight-month high.
CISA Crude Steel Production Decrease
Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills continues to fall, down 1.3% on the previous ten days to 1.9 Mt in the period 11-20 February and 16.8% lower year-on-year, according to the industry association.
US Steel Imports Increase
US steel imports totaled 2.8 Mt in January, an increase of 0.6 Mt compared to the same month last year, according to official data. Imports from the EU jumped 0.2 Mt year-on-year to 0.3 Mt however, shipments from Brazil almost halved to 0.4 Mt.
Brent crude breaches $105/bbl for the first time since 2014
The front month contract price for Brent crude oil surpassed $105/bbl earlier today, the first time that this value has been breached since 2014, according to Reuters. Oil prices have surged after Russian...Read More
Vietnam to auction 100M litres of gasoline from strategic reserves
Vietnam has announced it will auction 100M litres (or around 6.29M bbls) of gasoline from its national strategic reserves later this month in order to ease a domestic supply shortage, Reuters report....Read More