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Chinese Steel Output in June

China produced 80.2 Mt of crude steel in June, up by 7.5% year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics reports. Output in the 1h18 was 6.0% higher than the same period last year at 451.2 Mt.

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News Oil

South Korea’s Imports of Iranian Crude at a 30-Month Low in June

South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped to 168K b/d in June, down 142K b/d y-o-y and the lowest since December 2015, according to official data. This was reportedly caused by buyers’ cutting...

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News Oil

China’s Refinery Throughput Close to Record Levels in June

China’s refinery throughput rose 184K b/d m-o-m and 904K b/d y-o-y to 12.16M b/d in June, close to a monthly high of 12.18M b/d in March, according to preliminary data from the National Bureau of Statistics....

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News Oil

New Disruption in Libya’s Oil Sector

Oil production at Libya’s largest field, Sharara, is set to drop by 160K b/d, as authorities have evacuated staff after armed assailants attacked the field’s control station and kidnapped several workers,...

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News Oil

China’s Crude Imports Pressured in June, Trade Surplus with the US Widens to Record High

At 8.38M b/d, China’s crude oil imports in June were down 841K b/d m-o-m and the lowest since December 2017, customs data indicate. A report by Reuters argued this fall was due to independent “teapot”...

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Chinese Dry Bulk Imports in June

From a four-month high of 94.1 Mt in May, Chinese iron ore imports dropped to 83.2 Mt in June, down by 11.5 Mt year-on-year, customs data show. As a consequence, 1h18 imports were down by 8.8 Mt on...

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News Oil

IEA Oil Market Report Highlights

In its latest Oil Market Report, the IEA estimated global oil demand growth at over 2M b/d in 1Q2018, buoyed by cold weather in the northern hemisphere. However, higher oil prices are viewed a factor...

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News Steel

CISA Steel Mill Output Remains Robust in Late-June

Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association member mills slipped to 1.97 Mt in the period 21-30 June, down slightly from the preceding 10 days, according to data from the industry association...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Mjunction Indian Steel Markets Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research presented an outlook for the dry bulk freight market at this event, held in Kolkata on 7-8 June 2018. He explained the reasons for the rise in ocean...

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Event Research & Consultancy

TXF Natural Resources and Commodity Finance

Speaking at this year's event, held in Amsterdam on 17-18 May 2018, Simpson Spence Young's Head of Research John Kearsey contrasted the uneven recovery in dry bulk freight markets with the continued downswing in the tanker sector.

Event Dry Cargo

Profercy World PKS Forum

Robin Thomas, Business Manager for SSY's Dry Cargo Division, was among the speakers at the conference held in Abu Dhabi on 8-10 May 2018. His paper highlighted the importance of movements in bunker...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Argus Marpol Strategy Summit

Held in Houston on 23-25 April 2018, this event included a presentation by SSY's Vivek Srivastava on "The Scrubber Decision For A VLCC - To Fit or Not To Fit?"