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News Steel

Brazilian Crude Steel Production

Brazilian crude steel production fell by 4.8% year-on-year in January to 2.9 Mt, data from the country’s steel institute show. This followed a new high for annual output in 2021 of 36.0 Mt, up 14.7% year-on-year.

News Oil

Singapore’s crude imports fall to eleven-month low

Singapore’s crude oil imports declined by 40K b/d m-o-m to 720K b/d in January, the lowest level since February 2021, according to Enterprise Singapore data. Arrivals from the Middle East Gulf fell...

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News Oil

Vietnam’s crude imports fall to three-month low in January

Vietnam’s crude oil imports declined by 129K b/d m-o-m to 131K b/d in January, falling to the lowest level since October after previously reaching a five-month high in December, customs data showed....

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore and Coal Imports

Japanese iron ore imports started 2022 robustly, rising 8.3% year-on-year to a three-month high of 9.7 Mt, preliminary Ministry of Finance data show. By contrast, January coal imports were almost unchanged from a year-ago at 16.2 Mt.

News Steel

HRB Prices Diverge

The US domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) continues to decline, down $166/t over the three weeks to 16 February to $1,487/t however, it remains near $260/t above the year-ago level, according...

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News Steel

EU Steel Imports and Exports

EU steel imports rose by 7.9 Mt year-on-year to 30.3 Mt in 2021, the highest annual total in more than a decade, according to Eurofer data. This came despite a decline in December imports to a 15-month low of 1.2 Mt. In contrast, EU steel exports fell 0.6 Mt to 19.3 Mt in 2021.

News Coal

Russian Coal Shipments Up

Seaborne Russian coal exports increased by 10.7 Mt to 196.4 Mt in 2021 with steam coal (including anthracite and lignite) climbing by 9.0 Mt to 172.5 Mt and coking coal up 1.6 Mt to 23.8 Mt, according...

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News Oil

Japan to auction second SPR release on 9 March

Japan has announced that it plans to auction around 1.64M bbls of crude oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on 9 March as part of a wider coordinated effort with other major oil-consuming...

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