January 2020

Brazil iron ore exports down 26% in December, fall by 13% in 2019

Brazilian iron ore export volumes were down by 25.7% year on year in December 2019, with some of major miner Vale’s operations still halted following a tailings dam rupture in January.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices close in on $95/t; Australia braced for potential cyclone in west

Seaborne iron ore prices advanced toward $95 per tonne cfr China on Friday January 3, with several deals concluded amid concerns over potential shipment disruptions in Australia as a result of a potential cyclone near the west coast.

PEOPLE MOVES: Patricia Nikolopoulos becomes CFO at metals trader Gerald Group

Gerald has appointed Patricia Nikolopoulos as its new chief financial officer and to its board of directors, the company said on Monday December 30.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices rise despite rebar downturn, Tangshan restrictions

Iron ore prices advanced on Thursday January 2 despite a downturn in rebar and further production restrictions in China’s steel hub of Tangshan.

IRON ORE MONTHLY: 65% Fe prices breach $100-per-tonne level again as 2019 ends

Prices for 62% Fe iron ore experienced a gradual recovery as 2019 came to an end, rising to the $90-per-tonne level, while the high-grade 65% Fe segment even breached $100 per tonne.