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Chinese steel, iron ore rise after Beijing says to keep supporting economy

2019-04-22 10:45:44 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures reuters.com

China's steel and iron ore futures rose nearly 3% on April 22 after last week recording their worst weekly performance in several mon...

Dalian iron ore heads for biggest weekly fall since November

2019-04-19 14:57:40 Iron Ore,  futures in.reuters.com

China's iron ore futures fell on April 19, on course for the biggest weekly loss in 20 weeks, as continued price correction dragged a...

Chinese iron ore prices fall on expected jump in supply

2019-04-18 13:41:20 Iron Ore,  futures reuters.com

China's iron ore futures extended losses on April 18 as market sentiment remained bearish about a rise in near-term supply after Braz...

BHP cuts iron ore production outlook after Australian cyclone

2019-04-17 13:10:10 Company,  International,  Iron Ore reuters.com

BHP Group, the world's biggest miner, joined rival Rio Tinto on April 17 in cutting its forecast for iron ore output after a tropical...

Rio Tinto cuts FY iron ore guidance after cyclone hits first quarter shipments

2019-04-17 11:31:56 Company,  International,  Iron Ore reuters.com

Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Ltd on April 16 reported a 14% drop in quarterly iron ore shipments and cut its 2019 shipments estim...

Vale expects to resume Brucutu mine operations within 72 hours

2019-04-17 09:25:35 Company,  International,  Iron Ore reuters.com

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA said in a securities filing late on April 16 that within 72 hours it expects to resume operations at...

Indian iron ore production peaks, but imports continue to surge

2019-04-15 15:53:50 Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore miningweekly.com

Indian iron ore production during last financial year has been provisionally pegged at an eight-year high, but the domestic market is...

China's Mar iron ore imports rise as steel output curbs ease

2019-04-15 08:43:19 Iron Ore reuters.com

China's iron ore imports rose in March after touching a 10-month-low in February, customs data showed, with steel mills replenishing ...

China Mar steel exports rise 12% on yr

2019-04-12 17:54:24 Import & Export,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products sxcoal.com

China's steel exports totaled 6.33 million tonnes in March, growing from 12% from a year earlier, showed data from the General Admini...

China's steel, iron ore futures subdued after recent rallies

2019-04-11 11:43:13 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures reuters.com

China's steel and iron ore futures ticked higher in early trade on April 11, supported by expectations that domestic demand will rema...

Iron ore markets had a quiet end to the week due to a public holiday in China

2019-04-08 11:01:48 Iron Ore,  futures businessinsider.com.au

Iron ore spot markets were quiet on April 5 due to the Tomb-sweeping holidays in China. According to Metal Bulletin, no ...

China iron ore futures extend red-hot rally

2019-04-04 17:26:15 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures in.reuters.com

Dalian iron ore futures extended their rally into a fifth session on April 4, as declining shipments from Brazil and Australia amid h...

Rio Tinto cuts 2019 iron ore shipment outlook after cyclone

2019-04-01 14:39:33 Company,  International,  Iron Ore reuters.com

Rio Tinto on April 1 cut its 2019 outlook for iron ore shipments from Australia's Pilbara region due to production disruption and dam...

Dalian iron ore futures gain on firm industrial data, supply concerns

2019-04-01 11:03:23 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures af.reuters.com

China's iron ore futures extended gains on April 1 after recording its best quarter in nine, buoyed by strong economic data and tight...

Chinese steel, iron ore prices edge up; output rise caps gains

2019-03-27 11:43:26 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures reuters.com

Chinese steel and iron ore futures rose slightly on March 27, but gains were kept in check as investors eyed the expected expiry of w...

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1 CRC to lower Wari rail line freight rate by 20-25% 2019-04-22

China Railway Corporation, the country's rail operator, decided to lower freight rate of some sections of Wari (Watang, Shaanxi-Rizhao, Shandong) line by 20-25%, in an effort to boost rail deliveries

2 China Coal Daily Track (Apr 22) 2019-04-22

Thermal coal Production area Random checks from safety and environmental departments have been a normal at production bases, which recently curbed coal production and spurred prices higher.

3 Chinese thermal coal prices edge lower on poor demand 2019-04-22

Chinese spot thermal coal prices kept inching down last week at northern transfer ports, impacted by low buying interest from utilities and other end users. On April 19, the Fenwei CCI in

4 Shaanxi Yulin approves 22 more coal mines to resume, capacity 29.4 Mtpa 2019-04-22

The fifth batch of 22 coal mines, with capacity totaling 29.4 million tonnes per annum, have gained official nod for restart in Yulin city, one major coal mining base in northwestern China's Shaanxi p

5 China's import coal market quiet amid Indonesian holiday 2019-04-22

China's import thermal coal market was quiet as a whole late last week, as suppliers in Indonesia, which occupies a large market share in the world's biggest coal consumer, suspended offers and delive

6 Yanzhou Coal Q1 commercial coal production drops 4.53% YoY 2019-04-22

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., Ltd, the listed arm of Yankuang Group, produced 23.19 million tonnes of commercial coal in the first quarter this year, falling 4.53% from the year prior, said the company in

7 Weekly global coal market news summary (Apr 15 – Apr 19) 2019-04-19

Attractive prices bolster Australian coal buying in China Chines buyers increased purchases of Australian thermal coal due to its "super cheap" prices as compared to Chinese domestic coal, e

8 China Mar power consumption up 7.5% on yr, NEA 2019-04-19

China consumed 573.2 TWh of electricity in March, increasing 7.5% from the preceding year, showed data from the National Energy Administration on April 19. For the residential segment, po

9 China Coal Daily Track (Apr 19) 2019-04-19

Thermal coal Production area Prices kept rising in Yulin city of Shaanxi as most small mines' production was restricted and buying appetite was robust; some mines in severe supply shortage furth

10 China spot coal outlook clouded after days of declines 2019-04-19

Chinese spot thermal coal market outlook was clouded after three straight days of retreats, and transactions remained muted. Concerns were growing over a depressed market even in May in t

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1 Mongolia coal exports surge 15 pct in Q1 after China Australia ban 2019-04-15

Mongolia's coal exports rose 15% on the year to 7.8 million tonnes in the first quarter, according to official data published on April 15, with the country benefiting from customs delays impeding impo

2 S. Korea Mar thermal coal imports hit at least 7-yr low 2019-04-15

South Korea's thermal coal imports (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) slumped to at least a seven-year low, at 6.05 million tonnes in March, plunging 32.09% from a year ago and 26.68% from

3 Weekly China coal market news summary (Apr 15 – Apr 19) 2019-04-19

China lowers rail coal freight rates for some routes to boost shipments China Railway Corporation, the rail regulator in China, has informed some local bureaus to reduce freight rates for coal a

4 Weekly global coal market news summary (Apr 15 – Apr 19) 2019-04-19

Attractive prices bolster Australian coal buying in China Chines buyers increased purchases of Australian thermal coal due to its "super cheap" prices as compared to Chinese domestic coal, e

5 China Mar raw coal output up 2.7% YoY, NBS 2019-04-17

China's raw coal output rose 2.7% year on year to 298.35 million tonnes in March, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 17. Daily raw coal output in March stoo

6 China's Mar power generation up 5.4% on yr 2019-04-17

China generated 569.8 TWh of electricity in March, up 5.4% from a year earlier, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 17. The growth rate was 2.5 percen

7 BHP cuts iron ore production outlook after Australian cyclone 2019-04-17

BHP Group, the world's biggest miner, joined rival Rio Tinto on April 17 in cutting its forecast for iron ore output after a tropical cyclone, although analysts expect high prices to limit any impact

8 China Coal Mar commercial coal production & sales surge YoY 2019-04-16

China Coal Energy Co., Ltd., listed arm of China National Coal Group, announced late April 15 that both production and sales of commercial coal shot up in March. The company's coal produc

9 China's Mar crude steel output up 10% YoY 2019-04-17

China's crude steel production rose 10% on the year to 80.33 million tonnes in March, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 17. Daily crude steel production av

10 South Korea steps up shift to cleaner energy, sets long-term renewable power targets 2019-04-19

South Korea plans to boost the share of its energy output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35% by 2040, a draft revision to government policy showed on April 19, over four times the curr

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1 China's coking coal prices to remain high in 2019, Fenwei 2019-04-12

Prices of coking coal, especially premium hard coking coal, are likely to remain at high levels in China this year, predicted Sarah Liu, vice president of Fenwei Energy Information Services, at the 9t

2 Australian thermal coal firms up; Indonesian coal stable 2019-04-12

Australian premium thermal coal has regained popularity in Chinese seaborne import market since it hit a two-year-plus low on March 25, despite that buying demand was mainly from traders for speculati

3 China's spot thermal coal outlook dims on weak demand 2019-04-15

Participants were broadly pessimistic for China's spot thermal coal prices in the coming weeks. Some believed there lacks a firm strength for further pickups while some others anticipated a fallback.

4 Australian thermal coal ticks up on increased buying from Chinese traders 2019-04-11

Chinese traders' buying sentiment heated up for Australian thermal coal, as they eye a supply gap of premium quality coal – mainly grades with high calorific value and low sulfur content – in domestic

5 Demand for premium coke expected to rise in China, CISA official 2019-04-11

Chinese steel makers will have increasing appetite for premium quality coke in the future, as the country further tightens environmental measures to improve air quality, said an official with the Chin

6 China Coal Daily Track (Apr 11) 2019-04-11

Thermal coal Production area Seven state-owned coal mines lowered prices by 10-20 yuan/t in Shaanxi's Yulin to boost sales, but at least three other mines adjusted up prices by 5-10 yuan/t due

7 Australian coal clearance delays may drag on amid China's stricter policy, sources 2019-04-10

It was presumed that Australian coal would take the hardest hit in the rest months of this year after some reliable sources revealed China looks to cap 2019 total coal imports at the 2018-level in an

8 Low supply pushes China spot thermal coal prices higher 2019-04-08

Chinese thermal coal prices kept going up at Bohai-rim transfer ports late last week as there were not many low-sulfur cargoes available in the market, traders told sxcoal.com, no matter supplies from

9 China Coke Market Analysis and Forecast (Apr 2019) 2019-04-10

China's met. coke market witnessed two price declines totaling 200 yuan/t in March, as strict environmental policies and measures restricted steel production and thus coke consumption. Traders were

10 China thermal coal offer prices in wider range; demand remains weak 2019-04-12

Chinese spot thermal coal market witnessed a wider range of offer prices at northern ports, with a 15-20 yuan/t spread between cargoes with low and high sulfur contents. However, end buyers still show

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