18 July 2018
14 July 2010
Strong export figures from China prove that the global economy is out of the emergency room and has been moved into the recovery room
04 July 2010
China is still growing but at slowing pace according to latest PMI indices, which suggest a cooling of the manufacturing sector is ongoing
16 May 2010
China is firmly back on the growth trend with PMI indices at pre-crisis level showing sustained growth in the manufacturing sector
21 June 2019
VLCC spot freight rates between the Arabian Gulf and China rose 101% in the days between 13 June 2019 and 20 June 2019, in the aftermath of attacks on two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz.
01 September 2016
Demand. The dry bulk commodity imports into and exports out of China we have seen in the first half of 2016 are very positive – and nothing short of extraordinary. But, putting it into perspective, compared to the devastating freight rate levels over the same period, it highlights that something is very wrong in the dry bulk market. The market is nowhere near balanced.
13 June 2012
The dry bulk market is under immense pressure, as the retreating weight of China as the driver of the market is extensively felt. At a time when supply growth simply breaks new mind-blowing delivery records, the demand situation is pitching in a bit too. Currently, there are reports of Chinese customers in the steel industry that are refusing to honour their contract as prices drop, and stock piles are fuller than normal at a time when steel mills take their foot off the throttle following a red-hot production period in recent months.
12 March 2020
Even before the effects of the coronavirus, the ‘Phase One’ agreement between China and the US failed to boost volumes of the implicated goods in January.
22 January 2020
Brazilian crude oil exports hit a record high in December 2019 with a total 8.7 million tonnes of crude oil exported, as China continues to turn to Brazil for crude.
09 October 2018
Total US crude exports to all destinations other than China hit a new all-time high in August at 6.96 million tonnes.