April 2020

Key takeaways from the latest Steel Raw Materials Market Tracker

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Brazil iron ore exports down 2% in March

Iron ore export volumes from Brazil fell by 2.13% year on year in March, with the daily average falling by 15.48% in the same comparison, Fastmarkets understands.

IRON ORE MONTHLY: Traded volumes for SGX's 65% Fe contract hit new record

The seaborne iron ore market maintained its momentum in March, even with the Covid-19 pandemic causing turmoil for the global economic outlook and leading to steel production cuts and weakening demand outside of China.

IRON ORE DAILY: Futures prices up, port trading active in stable market

Seaborne iron ore prices were stable on Thursday April 2, with futures prices on the Dalian Commodity Exchange and Singapore Exchange registering gains, and active physical trading in the Chinese port market.

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Vale looks to again increase production at Brucutu

Brazilian miner Vale is seeking alternatives to waste disposal at its Brucutu iron ore mine to produce at 80% capacity this year, up from 40% currently, the company said on Wednesday April 1.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices inch lower on China's weakening steel market

Seaborne iron ore prices managed to stay above $80 per tonne cfr on Wednesday April 1 despite weakening from a day earlier amid a softening rebar market in China.