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News Oil

China’s Gasoline and Diesel Export Growth Slows To Lowest Since 2015

China’s gasoline and diesel exports in the 1H17 increased by 78K b/d y-o-y to 551K b/d, the slowest pace of growth since 1H15, China Customs data shows. The first 6 months of 2017 also mark the first...

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News Minor Bulks

China’s Bauxite and Nickel Ore Imports in June

Chinese bauxite imports climbed to an 18-month high of 6.9 Mt in June, up by 3.4 Mt year-on-year, as shipments from Australia rose to a monthly record of 2.4 Mt, customs data show. At 32.1 Mt, the 1h17...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Chinese 1h17 Iron Ore Imports by Source

Of the 539.5 Mt of iron ore China imported in the 1h17, 332.4 Mt was sourced from Australia, up by 8% year-on-year, which included an all-time high for monthly shipments in June of 61.0 Mt, customs...

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News Coal

Colombian Steam Coal Exports at 15-Month Low

Colombian steam coal exports declined to a 15-month low of 6.3 Mt in June, down by 1.4 Mt year-on-year as shipments to destinations in Europe (-1.2 Mt to 3.8 Mt) and the Americas (-0.3 Mt to 2.0 Mt)...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

Japanese Iron Ore & Coal Imports

Japanese iron ore imports fell to a four-month low of 10.6 Mt in June, down by 5.8% year-on-year, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance. At 63.2 Mt, 1h17 shipments were 1.6% lower than the...

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News Oil

Europe’s Diesel Refining Margins Rise To Highest Since November 2015

Europe’s diesel refining margins on Thursday rose to $12.64/bbl, the highest since 23 November 2015, Reuters reports. Factors cited for the increase included both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, firm demand and limited imports from other regions.

News Steel

World Steel Production in June

At 141.0 Mt, global crude steel production in June was down slightly from May, but still up by 3.2% year-on-year, according to the World Steel Association. Six consecutive months of annual growth meant...

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News Oil

Japan’s Crude Imports Fall 393K b/d Y-o-Y

Japan’s crude oil imports in June decreased by approximately 393K b/d y-o-y to 2.75M b/d, data from the country’s Ministry of Finance shows.