February 2020

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices up amid return of workforce in China

Seaborne iron ore prices were up on Monday February 17 amid the gradual return of workers after the extended Lunar New Year holiday in China.

NEWSBREAK: Rio Tinto lowers iron ore shipment guidance after Pilbara storm damage

Anglo-Australian iron ore miner Rio Tinto has lowered its iron ore shipment guidance following infrastructure damage across its Pilbara operations in Western Australia.

Seaborne iron ore concentrate demand picks up amid domestic shortfall; pellet demand weakens

Seaborne iron ore concentrate and pellet demand were dragged down by the reduced appetite for steel products amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

IRON ORE DAILY: Buyers cautious of high steel stocks; Chinese ports see rise in interest for low-grade fines

Seaborne iron ore prices were rangebound on Friday February 14, while there were more transaction for low-grade iron ore fines at Chinese ports.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices rangebound amid higher steel inventory concerns

Seaborne iron ore prices were rangebound on Thursday February 13 amid higher steel inventories and weak demand.

Vale lowers Q1 2020 iron ore fines output guidance to 63-68mln tonnes

Brazil-based miner Vale has lowered its iron ore fines production guidance for the first quarter of 2020 after its operations were adversely affected by heavy rain, the company said on Tuesday February 11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 12

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Wednesday February 12 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices remain supported as Vale lowers its production guidance for Q1

Seaborne iron ore prices remained firm on Wednesday February 12 following an announcement by Vale that it expects lower production for the quarter ending on March 31.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from February 11

Here are five Fastmarkets MB stories you might have missed on Tuesday February 11 that are worth another look.

AT A GLANCE: LKAB reports higher 2019 profit despite lower deliveries

A summary of Swedish iron-ore producer LKAB’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full financial year in 2019.