On this week's S&P Global Commodity Insights' Market Movers Asia with Insight Editor Barbara Lorenzo Caluag:
*China's oil and gas majors will release interim results and production plans for the rest of 2022
*South Korean refiners set to sell surplus gasoline to other regional markets
*Asia's top LNG importers look to stock inventories ahead of winter
*India's potential entry as a buyer may further tighten global wheat supply
*Copper producers in China hit by widespread power shortages
China's oil and gas majors PetroChina, Sinopec and CNOOC will this week start releasing interim results and production plans for the rest of 2022. This will provide insights into the country's H2 crude demand and imports.
Fewer cars on South Korean roads due to record rainfall could prompt local refiners and traders to sell surplus gasoline into regional spot markets.
A potential gasoline glut could further weigh down cracks, with Asia already seeing a drop in car usage due to high retail fuel prices, surging inflation and weak currencies.
While summer has barely ended, some of Asia's top LNG importers like South Korea and Thailand are already eyeing the spot market for inventories ahead of winter. Asia is expected to compete with Europe for winter LNG supply.
India's domestic wheat prices are up more than 15% month-on-month due to a shortfall in local supply. The country was reportedly mulling a reduction in wheat import duties, signaling a potential entry into the international wheat market.
International wheat prices are up 25% year on year. Any increase inIndia's demand could further tighten global supply.
Copper producers in China are struggling with output amid widespread power shortages. Markets will be watching whether more copper smelters will curb production to assess the impact on downstream demand.
I'm Barbara Lorenzo Caluag and thanks for kicking off your Monday with us at S&P Global Commodity Insights.