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Commodities Grains Export

Shipfix shows India surpassing Thailand on seaborne rice exports
By Antoine on September 22, 2020

Thailand is expected to lose its coveted #2 position in the global trade for rice as the country’s production faced drought and the appreciation of the Thai Baht challenged Thailand...

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Shipfix data shows current drivers of global corn trade
By Olga on September 11, 2020

In this post, we look into the corn trade and compare it with soybean based on an analysis of historical Shipfix export indicators as well as our Shipfix Forward Order curve which is...

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New Zealand log exports recover sharply post COVID freeze
By Antoine on August 31, 2020

COVID-19 measures imposed in New Zealand caused log exports and logistics to grind to a halt from March to May 2020. Shipfix data insights have since validated the progressive recovery...

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The urea market continues its bullish run, triggered by larger than expected demand from India
By Olga on August 25, 2020

Urea is the most concentrated solid nitrogen fertiliser (46%) and the most commonly used in large scale agriculture. Demand for urea has grown significantly over the last 50 years and...

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The importance of data contribution in the freight market
By Philippe on August 10, 2020

Contrary to exchange traded securities, over the counter ("OTC") trading remains decentralised, opaque and generally not very well digitalised.

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The Shipfix Copper Ore Index - addressing copper price volatility with predictive signals
By Philippe on August 4, 2020

In July 2020 Copper prices reached to a two year high following a rally that started in March of the year. This represents an increase of almost 40% and makes copper one of the most...

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Commodities US China Import Export

Anticipating Chinese imports of US agricultural products
By Philippe on July 2, 2020

In 2019, China effectively ranked as the 3rd largest importer of US Agricultural products with over $13.8bn worth of trade. In the first quarter of 2020, China imported twice as many...

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Tracking vessel history in the context of a potential embargo breach
By Antoine on June 19, 2020

Based on recent press reports (eg: Reuters, june 17) concerning a possible violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya, Shipfix can help retrace and visualise the live and historical...

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Shipfix Predictive Data - Russian Grains & Cereals Exports
By Antoine on June 16, 2020

Using Shipfix's global dataset on cargo orders, we prove our ability to predict physical trade flows quantitatively and objectively. In this article, we detail a few practical examples,...

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