August 2020

RESEARCH: Key takeaways from the latest Steel Raw Materials market tracker

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices bullish amid better weather; futures strong

Seaborne iron ore prices were up on Thursday August 6 amid better weather conditions in eastern China and the return of demand from the construction sector, according to trader sources.

INTERVIEW: Blockchain can help 'antique' iron ore industry thrive amid global steel slump, DBS Bank says

Blockchain technology can help the global iron ore industry thrive amid the headwinds encountered by steelmaking countries around the world, according to Singapore's DBS Bank.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from August 5

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday August 5 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Prices stable as bullish sentiment eases

Activity in the seaborne iron ore market fell flat on Wednesday August 5, with sources saying that trading eased off because of a lack of clear market information, which left prices stable.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from August 4

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday August 4 that are worth another look.

IRON ORE DAILY: Seaborne prices rise again on good demand from mills

Seaborne iron ore prices rose on Tuesday August 4 amid a healthy appetite for material among steel mills, according to traders.

FOCUS: Price fluctuations in high-grade iron ore key concern for China steel mills

The price fluctuations in the high-grade iron ore market remains a key concern for Chinese steelmakers, especially with iron ore fines prices hitting an intra-year high on August 3.

IRON ORE MONTHLY: 65-62% Fe spread narrows further

High steel production rates in China and confidence in the country’s economic performance sustained iron ore prices in July, though the high-grade 65% segment grew at a slower pace compared with the mid-grade one amid an increase in shipments from Brazil.

Brazilian iron ore exports dip 1% in July

Brazilian iron ore exports appear to be maintaining the pace of their recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with volumes dipping by just 0.69% on the year in July.