Metals

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Metals

hedland_iron_ore_port_bulk

January 15, 2019

China’s 2018 iron ore imports fell by 1 percent from the previous year, the first annual decline since 2010, according to data from the General...
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Panamax-bulk-carrier

December 19, 2018

The Chinese government’s objective of suppressing coal and lignite imports in November and December 2018 is adversely impacting demand for Panamaxes and thus rates. Nonetheless,...
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Port Hedland_iron ore

December 13, 2018

Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 54.4 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of November 2018. (more…)
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iron_ore

December 10, 2018

China’s iron ore imports fell for a second month in November, customs data showed on Saturday, pulled down by waning restocking demand at steel mills...
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coal shipping

December 7, 2018

It’s not shaping up as a merry Christmas for coal exporters to Asia as the region’s top buyers, China and India, pull back from the...
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thermal_coal

December 3, 2018

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding China’s import quotas getting reset in January is casting mixed sentiments on the seaborne thermal coal market. (more…)
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steel

November 30, 2018

Chinese steel futures slipped back on Thursday amid abundant supply and lean demand, but steelmaking ingredient iron ore rose as traders say prices for both...
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Coal

November 22, 2018

U.S. coal exporters have effectively lost a promising market in China since the imposition of tariffs as part of the ongoing trade dispute, but so...
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rebar

November 20, 2018

Chinese steel prices dropped to their lowest in nearly four months on Monday, pressured by expectations that steel output in the world’s top producer will...
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iron_ore_vessel

November 9, 2018

China’s imports of steelmaking ingredient iron ore fell to a four-month low in October, customs data showed on Thursday, reflecting slower shipments from major suppliers...
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BHP-Billiton

November 8, 2018

Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed...
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rebar

November 6, 2018

Shanghai rebar steel futures recovered from a three-week low to finish higher on Monday amid firm demand in top consumer China and efforts by the...
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coke_dalian

October 25, 2018

The Dalian price of steelmaking raw ingredient coke rose on Wednesday, marking it strongest day in nearly two weeks, on worries over tight supply amid...
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Vale

October 17, 2018

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale said on Tuesday that it plans to use its cash flow cautiously going forward, devoting about 30 percent of its...
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BHP-Billiton

October 17, 2018

BHP Billiton said quarterly iron-ore production was higher on a year ago but down on the period immediately prior because of maintenance work that disrupted...
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