December 2017

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index rises above $76 per tonne cfr China

Iron ore prices rose past $76 per tonne cfr China on Friday December 22 after sentiment improved amid gains in China's steel market.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 22, 2017

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

Seaborne iron ore prices rise ahead of Christmas weekend

The seaborne iron ore market received a slight boost just before the Christmas weekend from China’s steel gains prices and a positive outlook for raw materials demand in the first quarter of the new year.

China AM: Steel, iron ore futures edge up

China’s steel and iron ore futures maintained some upward momentum during morning trading on Friday December 22, while the coke and coking coal contracts retreated marginally.

ASIAN MORNING BRIEF 22/12: Aluminium leads LME gains; Peru instability threatens copper mine sale; China's copper premiums fall

The latest news and price moves to start the Asian day on Friday December 22.

PRICING NOTICE: Metal Bulletin and AMM ferrous pricing holiday schedule 2017

The publication schedule for Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market ferrous price assessments over the Christmas and New Year period is dependent upon location and is outlined below:

Vale executive director Torres to leave in January

Vale executive director and general counsel Clovis Torres will leave the company on January 8, 2018, Vale said late on Wednesday December 20.

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index remains just shy of $73 per tonne

Iron ore prices were practically flat just below $73 per tonne cfr China on Thursday December 21, though buyers in China are still on the lookout for seaborne cargoes.

Seaborne iron ore market gains some stability

The seaborne iron ore market was relatively steady on Thursday December 21, with traders and a number of mills looking to buy seaborne cargoes of high-grade fines that are set to arrive in February or March.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 21, 2017

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