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China's steel, iron ore stay flat amid China-U.S. trade tensions

2018-09-18 13:19:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's steel and iron ore prices were little changed on September 18 as market participants turned cautious amid escalating trade te...

China steel prices narrow down; iron ore market jolts up

2018-09-18 08:51:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's spot steel prices generally kept narrowing down as was roiled by a changeable futures market; while iron ore market managed t...

China Aug steel output remains high despite falling from record

2018-09-14 18:12:00 Production & Sales,  Iron Ore

China's steel output remained high in August although eased from a record-high in July, dented by production restriction under the en...

China steel, coke futures slide amid plan for flexible output cuts

2018-09-12 08:55:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures

Chinese steel futures fell more than 4% and coke prices also tanked on September 11 after a source involved with China's output-cut p...

China's Aug iron ore imports slip as smog curbs hit steel mills

2018-09-11 08:47:00 Import & Export,  Iron Ore

China's imports of steelmaking raw material iron ore fell slightly in August from the previous month, showed customs data, hit by out...

Dalian iron ore extends gains despite Tangshan output curbs

2018-09-07 08:29:00 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures rose more than 2.5% on September 6 despite concerns that consumption of the steelmaking commodity would be r...

Iron ore markets finish mixed as steel prices stabilise

2018-09-03 15:02:00 Viewpoint,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore spot markets diverged on August 31 with mid and higher grades pushing higher while lower grades continued to slide. ...

Weekly China coastal bulk cargo shipping market analysis

2018-09-03 14:54:00 Seaborne Shipment,  Iron Ore

China's coastal bulk cargo shipping freight rates lacked momentum in getting up in the week ending August 31 as tepid demand started ...

China's steel prices rise; iron ore market stabilizes

2018-08-28 08:26:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's steel prices continued to increase in general, though at a tapering rate. Iron ore market managed to stand steady on the whol...

China steel prices swell; iron ore prices mixed

2018-08-21 08:35:00 Price,  Iron Ore

China's spot steel prices continued to swell upon a robust futures market and pricy costs, yet showing an unstable transaction genera...

Dalian iron ore slips for 5th day in 6 as China steel curbs weigh

2018-08-16 08:40:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures dropped for a fifth session in six on August 15, hitting their lowest in 1-1/2 weeks amid worries demand for...

China steel prices slower in rise; iron ore market improves

2018-08-13 16:40:00 Price,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's spot steel products prices continued picking up, though at a slower increase, supported by low social stocks. Iron ore prices...

Rio Tinto considers float of Canadian iron ore business

2018-08-10 11:15:00 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

Rio Tinto, the world's second largest listed mining company, is exploring a public listing of its Iron Ore Company (IOC) of Canada bu...

HBIS Group tries basis trade on iron ore

2018-08-09 10:38:00 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

HBIS Group Co., Ltd ("HBIS"), one of China's largest iron and steel material manufacturers and comprehensive service suppliers, rea...

China's iron ore imports rise in July despite pollution curbs

2018-08-09 08:32:00 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

China's iron ore imports rebounded in July, customs data showed on August 8, buoyed by record steel production and strong margins as ...

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1 Tangshan to impose differentiated production curbs on steel mills in winter heating season 2018-09-20

Tangshan, China's largest steel hub based in Hebei province, will impose differentiated production restrictions on steel mills from October 1 to the end of March next year, the city government announc

2 China may not lift restriction on import coal in short run, traders 2018-09-20

China may not relax its import coal restriction in the near future, traders said, regarding recent market talks that China will add import quotas to southern and eastern ports. Market tal

3 Coal vessels need up to 20 days to get loaded at Qinhuangdao 2018-09-20

It takes as long as 20 days for vessels to load thermal coal at Qinhuangdao, one top transfer port of the fossil fuel in northern China's Hebei province, as authorities strengthened control over outfl

4 China's top 3 provinces contribute 68.4% of raw coal output in Jan-Aug 2018-09-20

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 68.42% of the country's total raw coal in January-August, up from 68.07% in January-June and 68.15% in January-July, showed data from the N

5 Shanxi's 1st new coal mine project starts construction 2018-09-19

China's coal-rich Shanxi province recently started building a new coal mine project, which is the first of such project in 13 years, said sources from the Shanxi Provincial Department of Land and Reso

6 China Aug coal output rises despite environmental and safety checks 2018-09-19

China's raw coal output increased in August compared to the year-ago and month-ago levels, in spite of environmental and safety checks that impacted production in some production areas. T

7 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 19) 2018-09-19

Thermal coal Domestic market A few miners cut down thermal coal prices by 10-20 yuan/t in Yuyang district of Yulin city, Shaanxi province, in response to reduced purchase from Shanxi

8 Vietnam Aug coal imports up 7% on yr 2018-09-19

Southeastern Asian country Vietnam imported 1.52 million tonnes of coal in August, dropping 10.4% on the month but rising 7.14% from the year prior, showed data from Vietnamese customs. V

9 Indonesian coal prices advances after N China's port restricted shipment 2018-09-19

Indonesian miners raised their thermal coal offer prices after China's largest coal-dedicated port limited coal shipment, sources said. One Singapore-based trader reported Indonesian pric

10 China spot thermal coal market in wait-and-see 2018-09-19

Spot thermal coal trades were locked in a standoff at northern China ports, as wait-and-see sentiment has started to increase at seller and buyer sides. "Most suppliers are just taking a

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1 China mulls flexible output curbs in heavy industries this winter, sources 2018-09-13

China is considering allowing its northern provinces to decide individual output cuts by heavy industries including steel to rein in emissions during the winter, sources said. This

2 China's Aug coal imports rise 13.49% on yr 2018-09-10

China's coal imports climbed by 13.49% from a year earlier to 28.68 million tonnes in August, showed data from the General Administration of Customs (GAC) on September 8. The impo

3 China Aug coal exports skyrocket 710% on yr 2018-09-10

China's coal exports reached 486,000 tonnes in August, surging 710% on the year and 14.35% on the month, showed data released by the General Administration of Customs on September 8.

4 Power plants set to retire by 2032 consumed 10% of U.S. coal in H1 2018-09-10

Of the 330.6 million tonnes of coal produced from eight U.S. coal regions in the first half 2018, at least 33.6 million tonnes, or 10.2%, was delivered to U.S. power plants that are scheduled to retir

5 CIL, SCCL offer power firms option to swap fuel sources 2018-09-11

Coal India (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) are offering independent power producers the option of swapping their sources of fuel supply to cut the cost of transportation and generation.

6 Qatargas agrees on 22-year LNG supply deal with China 2018-09-11

Qatargas said on September 10 that it had agreed on a 22-year deal with PetroChina International Co, a unit of PetroChina Co, to supply China with around 3.4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (L

7 China may officially roll out 2018-19 air pollution control plan before Oct, sources 2018-09-14

China may officially roll out 2018-19 air pollution control plan targeting major northern cities before October, sources reported. Such a plan is still in the making and has yet to

8 China Aug gas imports up 37.3pct YoY on surging demand 2018-09-10

China saw its natural gas imports ramp up 37.3% on the year and 5.3% on the month to 7.77 million tonnes in August, showed customs data released on September 8. The demand from the world'

9 China's Aug iron ore imports slip as smog curbs hit steel mills 2018-09-11

China's imports of steelmaking raw material iron ore fell slightly in August from the previous month, showed customs data, hit by output curbs on steel mills as the government battles pollution.

10 Australian coal exports hit record high on strong demand in Asia 2018-09-12

Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) data released on September 11 revealed that the value of thermal coal exports rose 14% in July to 2.45 billion Australian dollars (1.74 billion U.S. dollars).

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1 China's seaborne coal freight rates stabilizing following declines 2018-09-07

China's seaborne coal freight rates are stabilizing these days following declines, and a growing number of cargoes needed to be shipped from September 4 amid increased demand. Besides, shipping

2 China makes great strides in coal industry, official 2018-09-04

China has made great strides in the coal industry and tremendous changes have taken place in the past 40 years since the reform and opening-up, said one official with the China National Coal Associati

3 High cost props up coal prices at N Chinese ports 2018-09-11

Chinese thermal coal market gained strength at the beginning of this week from stiff prices at production areas, which, plus transport fees, pushed coal prices up at northern ports. The m

4 Chinese traders concern about near-term import coal market despite price recovery 2018-09-03

Chinese traders are not so optimistic about the import thermal coal market in spite of a recent recovery in prices driven by stabilizing domestic market. One trader reported he signed a d

5 Chinese coal traders stick to firm offers despite weakening market sentiment 2018-09-03

Traders engaged in thermal coal business at China's Bohai-rim ports stuck to their offer prices, in spite of a downtrend amid tepid buying demand from coal-fired power plants late last week.

6 China's spot coal market softens after large miner's contract price cuts 2018-09-04

China's spot thermal coal market softened slightly on September 3, as bearish sentiment was growing quickly after China National Investment Corporation (CHN Energy) lowered its monthly term contract p

7 Import coal still lacks strength in China; import restriction yet to be relaxed 2018-09-04

Although the global coal prices have moved up, Chinese buyers remained prudent toward import thermal coal this week, affected by import restriction policy, poor demand from utilities and other factors

8 More Mongolian coking coals flow into China, helping ease supply tightness 2018-09-12

Tightness of coking coal supply in China, caused mainly by strengthened environment-related production restrictions, is expected to get eased moderately with increased arrivals of Mongolian coal follo

9 China import thermal coal prices steadily rise to track domestic upturn 2018-09-10

Prices of import thermal coal offered to Chinese buyers continued to inch up late last week, aligning with recent upturns in China's domestic market. The uptick seen in Indonesian coal wa

10 China import thermal coal market still lacks upbeat momentum 2018-09-11

Not many deals were concluded for import thermal coal at the beginning of this week, said market sources in China, on a lack of support from the demand side. "Recent import market just sh