September 2018

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, September 28, 2018

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 DAILY: Prices rangebound amid futures, steel losses

Physical iron ore prices were rangebound on Friday September 28 despite losses in China’s steel and futures markets.

China AM: Ferrous futures up on recovering sentiment

China’s ferrous futures trended upward during morning trading on Friday September 28, with most contracts posted strong gains on recovering sentiment.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne trading momentum persists despite port market slowdown

Seaborne iron ore trading activity remained good on Thursday September 27 while transaction activity slowed at Chinese ports.

Steelmaking Raw Materials Trade Log, September 27, 2018

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 of Canada looks to boost production with first ore expected from new pit in Q3

Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has opened Moss Pit at its operations in Labrador, Canada, with first ore expected in the third quarter of this year, the company said on Wednesday September 26.

Alderon's 65.2% Fe Kami iron ore concentrate "perfectly positioned" for China market

Canadian iron ore developer Alderon is looking to meet growing Chinese demand for higher-grade iron ores with 65.2% Fe concentrate with “ultra-low” alumina and phosphorus from its Kamistiatusset (Kami) project in western Labrador, Canada, the miner said on Wednesday September 26.

DALIAN IRON ORE: Chinese buyers increasingly focused on high-grade ore as pollution controls expand

A tangible shift has occurred in China’s iron ore preferences amid a productivity drive among the country's steel mills, participants said at the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) conference in Dalian, China, last week.

IRON ORE DAILY: China port trade booms on pre-holiday restocking

Physical iron ore trading picked up significantly on Wednesday September 26, especially at Chinese ports, with buyers preparing cargoes for the coming National Day holiday week, which starts on October 1.

China AM: Futures mixed in first hours of trade

China’s ferrous futures were mixed in the morning trading session on Wednesday September 26, with steel and coke contracts down, but iron ore and coking coal contracts up slightly.