. 1) Шарли Мракс дотянулси ©…
“…the grey cloud in the graph above (in units) shows the maximum and minimum volume range recorded for the same week over the five years prior (2011-2015). The green line shows the readings so far this year. And as we can see, these have been quite lackluster since the start of the second quarter, after a strong start of the year.”
The forest products category includes lumber, a key input of house construction…
The motor vehicles and parts graph shown above includes all kinds of vehicles (used and new), passenger car and bus bodies, parts and accessories and other related equipment.
The grains graph (above) depicts an interesting situation. Volumes had hovered around the middle of the cloud for most of the year, but then rocketed to cycle highs in the past few weeks. We don’t know exactly which grains are being transported, but prices of corn and wheat have taken a beating in recent weeks, reversing a decent rally beforehand. This suggests farmers of those grains may have used prior price strength to unload inventories. If that is the case then grain prices should remain pressured until those inventories are fully absorbed into the marketplace, absent any surprises in the growing seasons.
metallic ores volumes (above), which include all kinds of ores (iron, copper, lead, zinc and so forth) and waste scrap, remain in the doldrums.
The graph above shows petroleum products (crude oil and refined products) transported across the US.
. 3) Так випьем же за кибернетиков! © И за пердячий хас па писят ©
“…as The Street Walker Journal reports, Murray Energy Corp., the largest privately held coal miner in the U.S., has warned that it may soon undertake one of the biggest layoffs in the sector during this time of low energy prices.
“In a notice sent to workers this week, Murray said it could lay off as many as 4,400 employees, or about 80% of its workforce, because of weak coal markets. The company said it anticipates “massive workforce reductions in September.”
The law requires a 60-day waiting period before large layoffs occur.””
“Almost all of the biggest coal producers in the U.S. have declared bankruptcy in the past 18 months, including Peabody Energy Corp., Arch Coal Inc. and Alpha Natural Resources Inc.”