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Commodities Grains China Export

The 2021 wheat picture: self raising or a bit grainy…
By Olga Obraztsova on February 2, 2021

The Shipfix Wheat Index tracks Global seaborne order volumes of wheat since 2015. The graph below shows the relationship between the price of wheat over the past 12 months and wheat...

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India has resumed rice trade with China for the first time in three decades
By Olga Obraztsova on December 14, 2020

An interesting trading signal appeared on the Shipfix Forward Curve for rice exports from India into China last week. The Forward Curve provides unprecedented insights into upcoming...

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The rise and rise of bauxite: Shipfix trade flow insights and recent trends.
By Olga Obraztsova on December 2, 2020

Aluminium is a strategic resource used across manufacturing and industrial sectors: automobile, defence, transportation, energy, aerospace, consumer durables and many others. Bauxite is...

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Soybean prices reach a two year record, as Chinese demand continues to drive the market
By Olga Obraztsova on November 20, 2020

The Shipfix Soybean Index provides insights into demand sentiment since 2015. The index shows a strong correlation between soybean prices and volumes shipped by sea. Soybean prices...

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Shipfix Steel Market Insights and Indices
By Olga Obraztsova on October 19, 2020

Ahead of the annual LME conference on Monday 19th October, The London Metal Exchange (LME) has stated that “metals [are] the cornerstone of sustainability” in future economic activity.

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Shipfix Nickel Ore Index: Tracking nickel ore supply vs. nickel prices
By Olga Obraztsova on September 30, 2020

During the Tesla Annual Shareholders Meeting and Battery Day last week, Elon Musk announced an ambitious innovation plan focusing on Tesla’s own batteries production and a more...

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Shipfix data shows current drivers of global corn trade
By Olga Obraztsova 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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The urea market continues its bullish run, triggered by larger than expected demand from India
By Olga Obraztsova 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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