December 2017

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index flat at $72 per tonne cfr

Iron ore prices remained stable around $72 per tonne cfr China on Friday December 29 amid lackluster trading on the last working day of the year.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 29, 2017

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

Trading thins in iron ore market on year's last working day

Physical iron ore trading largely faded out on the last working day of 2017 amid mixed signals from China’s ferrous futures and steel markets on Friday December 29.

China AM: Ferrous futures mixed in year-end trading lull

China’s ferrous futures were mixed during morning trading on Friday December 29 on wavering sentiment in the physical steel markets during the last trading day of the year.

2017 REVIEW: Chinese mill margins divide iron ore grades

The price spread between higher and lower grades of iron ore continued to widen in 2017, mainly as a result of Chinese’s steelmakers’ growing profit margins.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, December 28, 2017

The latest bids, offers and deals in the global markets for iron ore, pig iron, direct-reduced iron and other steelmaking raw materials.

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index steady at $72 per tonne

Iron ore prices were unchanged at around $72 per tonne cfr China on Thursday December 28 amid inactivity in the market.

Trading thin in seaborne iron ore market amid softening steel prices

Offers for seaborne iron ore outnumbered bids on Thursday December 28 amid tepid trading activity and weaker Chinese steel prices.

China AM: Ferrous futures steady amid bearish sentiment

China’s ferrous futures were little changed during morning trading on Thursday December 28 amid bearish sentiment in the physical steel markets.

IRON ORE PRICES: Benchmark index falls below $73 per tonne cfr China

Iron ore prices tumbled below $73 per tonne cfr China on Wednesday December 27 due to slow physical trading activities.