January 2021

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 18

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Monday January 18 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices inch up after China posts highest-ever GDP

Iron ore prices increased on Monday January 18, supported by a news of a record-high GDP in China for 2020 and supply concerns after a fire at Vale’s Ponta da Madeira terminal in northern Brazil.

Strong fundamentals preserve momentum for seaborne iron ore concentrate, pellets

Prices for seaborne iron ore concentrate and pellets continued to strengthen last week on strong demand for high-grade materials amid production curbs to cut emissions and tight supply of the latter product.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices up despite mixed sentiment; lump demand strong

Iron ore prices trended up on Friday January 15 despite mixed market sentiment but demand for iron ore lump is firm on active trading at the Chinese portside, sources told Fastmarkets.

Tacora Resources eyes increase in iron ore concentrate supply on Sydvaranger acquisition

Canadian iron ore concentrate producer Tacora Resources (Tacora) will potentially increase its annual iron ore concentrate output by around 4 million tonnes per year after acquiring Norwegian producer Sydvaranger Mining (Sydvaranger) from the Tschudi Group, it said on Thursday January 14.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 14

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday January 14 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Price rises supported by rebound in futures

Iron ore prices went up on Thursday January 14, sources told Fastmarkets, supported by a rebound in futures, with lump performing well at Chinese ports due to tight supplies.

China's iron ore imports up 9.5% in 2020

China’s iron ore imports increased by 9.5% in 2020 in comparison with 2019, Chinese customs data shows.

HOTTER ON METALS: Funds seek alpha in commodities

In an era of historically low interest rates, investors are desperately looking for value.

IRON ORE DAILY: Firm demand supports lump premium

The seaborne iron ore lump premium rose on Wednesday January 13, supported by firm demand and limited supply, sources told Fastmarkets.