Baltic index slips to one-month low on weak capesize demand

Oct 25 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's dry bulk sea freight index fell to its lowest level in over a month on Monday, weighed down by lower rates in the capesize and supramax vessel segments.

* The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize vessels, fell by 153 points, or 3.5%, to 4,257, its lowest since Sept. 17.

* The capesize index fell 423 points, or 6.8%, to 5,782, its lowest since Sept. 10.

* Average daily earnings for capesizes, which transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, fell $3,513 to $47,950.

* Dalian iron ore futures advanced on Monday, recovering from last week's selloff that dragged the benchmark prices to multi-week lows, but worries over slumping steel demand in China kept overall enthusiasm in check.

* The panamax index added 1 point to 4,328, its highest in over 11 years.

* Average daily earnings for panamaxes, which ferry 60,000-70,000 tonne coal or grain cargoes, increased by $7 to $38,952.

* The supramax index fell 37 points to 3,547. (Reporting by Kavya Guduru in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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