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News Steel

South Korea’s Steel Exports Increase

South Korean steel exports rose by 0.2 Mt year-on-year to 2.8 Mt in July, matching the previous year-to-date high achieved in January, according to the Korean Iron and Steel Association. At 18.8 Mt, shipments in the first seven months of the year were up by 1.8 Mt on the same period in 2016.

News Oil

India’s Oil Demand Falls To 5-Month Low

India’s oil product consumption in July decreased by 809KT m-o-m to a 5-month low of 15.80MT, data from the country’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell shows. However, demand was still up by 168KT...

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News Oil

US Shale Crude Output Set To Hit Record High

US shale oil production is set to hit a fresh record high in July, rising by 118K b/d m-o-m and 979K b/d y-o-y to 6.15M b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s August Drilling...

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News Coal,Economy,Electricity

Chinese Bank Lending Slows in July while Electricity Generation Surges

Chinese banks gave out a net 825.5 billion yuan ($123.6 billion) in new loans in July, down from 1.5 trillion yuan in June and the lowest monthly total since November 2016, according to the People’s...

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News Economy,Steel

Monthly High for Chinese Steel Output

From a record 73.2 Mt in June, Chinese crude steel production climbed to a new monthly high of 74.0 Mt in July, up by 10.3% year-on-year, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. At...

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News Oil

China’s Crude Runs Fall To 10-Month Low

China’s crude oil refinery throughputs in July fell by 500K b/d m-o-m to 10.76M b/d, the lowest since September, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. However, this was still 43K...

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News Iron Ore

South Korean Iron Ore Imports

Strong annual growth in shipments from Brazil helped lift South Korean iron ore imports to a three-month high of 6.3 Mt in June, up by 1.3 Mt year-on-year, according to customs data reported by the...

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News Oil

Oil Stocks Fall But Further Work To Be Done

Global oil stocks in 2Q17 dropped by an average of 0.5M b/d and preliminary data for July shows that stocks fell by almost 0.8M b/d, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) August Oil Market...

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Event Oil

US Crude Stocks Fall To 19-Month Low As Crude Runs Hold Near-Record High

US crude oil inventories fell by 8.95M bbls w-o-w (the largest fall since September 2016) to a 19-month low of 466.50M bbls in the week ending 11 August, according to the US Energy Information Administration...

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Event Derivatives,Research & Consultancy

International Iron Ore Symposium

Duncan Dunn of SSY Futures and John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research were both speakers at this annual conference, which was organised by Metal Bulletin and held in Prague on 6-7 June....

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Event Research & Consultancy

Busan Financial Hub Convention

SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was a speaker at this conference held on 1 June, where the focus was on International Marine Finance. Mr Kearsey's paper examined the relationship between economic and shipping cycles.

Event Derivatives

SSY Futures Limited Transact First Trade in New FFA Contract.

The first futures contract based on a Baltic type 58kt Supramax priced from a basket of ten time charter routes has been traded with SSY...

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