China’s run-of-mine iron ore output down 3% in 2016

China’s domestic iron ore output continued to shrink in 2016 as the world’s biggest consumer of the steelmaking raw material relied on imported materials.

The country produced 1.28 billion tonnes of run-of-mine iron ore last year, down 3% from 2015’s total, according to the latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). This was despite December’s output rising 1.1% on the...

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July Zhang

February 17, 2017

09:39 GMT

Shanghai