June 2020

PRICING NOTICE: Change of publication dates for Asia ferrous prices due to Singapore polls

Fastmarkets’ daily and weekly prices for steelmaking raw materials and billet in Asia will not published on Friday July 10 due to the Singapore general election, which falls on that day. The weekly prices will be published on July 9 instead.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from June 23

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday June 23 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices mixed amid lingering concerns over steel demand

Seaborne iron ore prices were mixed on Tuesday June 23, amid continuing concerns over the demand outlook for finished steel products.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices down amid increase in arrivals at Chinese ports

Seaborne iron ore prices fell on Monday June 22 after an increase in cargo arrivals at Chinese ports last week, sources told Fastmarkets.

Seaborne iron ore concentrate, pellet prices fall; demand weakens

Seaborne iron ore concentrates and pellet prices fell in the week to Friday June 19 because high prices have deterred buyers from striking any deals, sources told Fastmarkets.

LKAB reopens processing plant following temporary closure, staff quarantine

Swedish state-owned iron ore producer LKAB reopened one of its plants on Friday June 19 following a temporary closure on Tuesday caused by Covid-19 quarantine measures.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices largely unchanged, steel demand concerns arise in China

Seaborne iron ore prices were largely steady on Friday June 19 amid market concerns over the demand outlook for steel products in eastern and southern China.

Brazil's CSN announces 10.5% steel price increase for July

Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) will increase domestic prices by 10.5% on July 1, it told distribution clients this week, sources with knowledge of the move told Fastmarkets.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices fall after Vale announces Itabira restart

Seaborne iron ore prices fell on Thursday June 18 after Vale announced the gradual resumption of operations at its Itabira complex in southern Brazil.

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Steel Raw Materials Market Tracker

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.