January 2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 20

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday January 20 that are worth another look.

Vale says iron ore sales unaffected by fire in port terminal

Brazil-based miner Vale said its sales have not been affected by a fire that impacted one of its piers at the Ponta do Madeira port terminal last week, in the country’s northern Maranhão state.

IRON ORE DAILY: Mid-grade fines prices dip despite tropical low approaching Pilbara

Iron ore prices for mid-grade fines dropped on Wednesday January 20 due to weak demand for steel despite the potential impact of tropical cyclone near West Australia on shipments, while high-grade fines gained on tight supply.

AT A GLANCE: BHP revises iron ore guidance for FY2021 upward, rolls over met coal forecast

A summary of BHP’s latest operational review for iron ore and metallurgical coal released on Wednesday January 20.

Iron ore supply concerns arise with tropical low approaching Pilbara coast

Meteorologists have predicted a category 1 or 2 cyclone to reach the Pilbara coast of Western Australia as early as Friday January 22, which could affect iron ore shipments, sources said.

FERROUS ANALYTICS: Runaway raw materials prices cut scrap premiums over hot metal

Fastmarkets' Ferrous Analytics report helps subscribers keep track of hot metal costs and steel production spreads in China, along with key pricing components of the steelmaking raw materials supply chain in Asia.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 19

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday January 19 that are worth another look.

AT A GLANCE: Rio Tinto iron ore production up 3% in Q4; hits Pilbara production guidance

A summary of multinational mining company Rio Tinto’s fourth-quarter 2020 production results from its latest production report released on Tuesday January 19.

IRON ORE DAILY: Weak sentiment drags down seaborne prices

Iron ore prices have bucked the upward trend on Tuesday January 19 amid weakened sentiment in the market, sources told Fastmarkets.

AT A GLANCE: Rio Tinto’s 2020 Al output stable; bauxite production at 56.1 mln

A summary of Rio Tinto’s fourth-quarter 2020 production results.