IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne iron ore prices rise sharply on concerns over supplies from Brazil

Seaborne iron ore prices increased rapidly on Friday May 29 on growing concerns over supplies from Brazil.

Fastmarkets iron ore indices 
62% Fe fines, cfr Qingdao: $102.39 per tonne, up $5.30 per tonne. 
62% Fe low-alumina fines, cfr Qingdao: $105 per tonne, up $6.11 per tonne. 
58% Fe fines high-grade premium, cfr Qingdao: $87.30 per tonne, up $1.76 per tonne. 
65% Fe Brazil-origin fines, cfr Qingdao: $115.3 per tonne, up $3.30 per tonne. 
62% Fe fines, fot Qingdao: 765 yuan per wet metric tonne (implied 62% Fe China Port Price: $98.48 per dry tonne), up 23 yuan per wmt.
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Published

Zihao Yu

May 29, 2020

15:16 GMT

Singapore