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The Baltic Dry Index

The September BDI three month moving average jumped 17.3% month on month (m/m) and surged 54.5% on a year on year, (y/y) comparison. The BDI has averaged 1,022 over the past 12 months, ranging from a low of 759 to a high of 1,364. The highest level of 1,364 was this month’s reading The BDI [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

Manufacturing activity continued to improve in September helped by a depreciated U.S dollar and a stronger global economy. The Purchasers Manger’s Index posted a score of 60.8, up 2.0 points month on month, (m/m) surpassing analysts’ expectations. The index is now at its highest level since July 2004. The new order sub index was 64.6, [...]

China Domestic Prices

China Domestic Prices: China Metals Weekly (CMW), September 28th newsletter reported that for the third week in a row, long products prices fell across the board on a week over week basis from. On a month over month (m/m), basis long products increased for all angles and channels but were down for wire rod, beams [...]

Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence slipped a bit in September as the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Composite fell 0.6 points to 119.8 points. Despite the slight decline, confidence remains at an elevated level. The composite index three month moving average (3MMA) stood at 120.0, up 0.8 points month on month (m/m). The Consumer Confidence Survey measures the level [...]