Tiles & Ceramics
Iran traded $312 million worth of commodities with Turkmenistan during the 10 months to Jan. 20, according to Iran's commercial attaché to Turkmenistan.
Iran’s exports to the neighboring country hit $305 million, while Turkmenistan’s exports to Iran stood at $7 million.
Speaking to IRNA, Rahmatollah Khormali said Iran was Turkmenistan’s 13th export destination during the 10 months.
According to Khormali, the main commodities exported to Turkmenistan from Iran included potatoes, apples, sugar, cement, plastic products, construction materials, tiles and ceramics.
This week Indian HRC trade prices have remained range-bound amid sluggish trades in domestic market. Market participants are in a festive mood since Holi festival is around the corner which has led to dull sentiments in domestic market.
A cargo of 0.5pc sulphur fuel oil traded in the Mediterranean at around $445-455/t, giving some indication of a nascent price point for product compliant with the forthcoming marine fuel sulphur cap.
Indian pellet offers have decreased further this week amid decline in sponge prices, lowered pellet buying interest at current offers.
Trade statistics released by Canada custom shows that the iron ore exports by the country recorded at 47.68 MnT in CY'18. The exports depicted rise of 16% as compared to CY'17 exports at 41.12 MnT.
SteelMint learned from industry participants that Turkey’s imported scrap market has observed limited bookings so far this week at almost stable prices. However, steel mills remain hesitant to buy aggressively amid high offers and weak finish steel demand.
The UK’s crude oil loadings remained below 800,000 barrels per day for the third month in a row in February, while authorities expect Britain’s crude production to decline through at least 2024, Fotios Katsoulas, Liquid Bulk Principal Analyst, Maritime and Trade at IHS Markit, said.