January 2019

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, January 21, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices rise amid futures, rebar gains

Physical iron ore prices continued to advance on Monday January 21 after exceeding $75 per tonne cfr last Friday, following gains in the futures and rebar markets.

Seaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet prices rangebound on limited demand

The seaborne iron ore concentrate and pellet markets were little changed in the week ending Friday January 18, mainly due to limited buying activity in China.

China AM: Ferrous futures soften after release of industrial data

China’s ferrous futures largely declined during morning trading on Monday January 21 amid the release of industrial data by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices surge on mill stockpiling

Seaborne iron ore prices went up on Friday January 18 with Chinese steel mills stockpiling material ahead of the upcoming Chinese new year holiday.

Rio Tinto expects higher iron ore shipments in 2019

Rio Tinto expects to ship 338-350 million tonnes of iron ore this year, up from 338.2 million tonnes in 2018, despite disruption to its Robe Valley lump and fines shipments from Cape Lambert in Western Australia earlier this month.

China AM: Ferrous futures maintain strength

China’s ferrous futures maintain their strength during morning trading on Friday January 18, with the steel and coke contracts leading the charge.

RIO TINTO AT A GLANCE: Q4 production results

Summary of Rio Tinto's fourth-quarter production results for the three months ended December 31, 2018: (Rio Tinto share unless otherwise indicated, year-on-year change)

IRON ORE DAILY: Pilbara Blend fines only real bright spot in lackluster market

Physical iron ore buying was lackluster on Thursday January 17, despite fixed-price seaborne cargoes of Pilbara Blend fines trading at higher prices.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, January 17, 2019

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.