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China iron ore futures steady as supply concerns ease, demand intact

2019-07-18 16:20:12 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures steadied on July 18, with market participants reassessing the supply outlook amid indications of a rebound i...

Australia's iron ore output heads for first downturn in 20 years

2019-07-18 14:54:41 Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Australia's output of iron ore is on pace for the first decline in two decades, driven by the Chinese slowdown and a run of bad luck ...

China iron ore futures pull back from record peak

2019-07-17 15:51:39 Price,  Iron Ore

Iron ore futures in China fell in early trade on July 17 as market participants took a breather after the steelmaking raw material's ...

China promises iron ore "market order" in meeting with steel mills, source

2019-07-17 08:49:43 Iron Ore,  futures

China's government promised it will keep "order" on the iron ore market at a meeting last week with the country's steel producers who...

China steel futures hit 3-week low as demand prospects dim

2019-07-15 10:36:29 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese steel futures dropped to their lowest in three weeks on July 15, staying under pressure due to uncertain prospects for demand...

India's iron ore shipments rise 15% YoY after similar decline last fiscal

2019-07-15 09:20:52 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore cargo bounced back at major ports, rising 15.33% year on year during April-June of this fiscal. Iron ore traffi...

China Jun iron ore imports down to 3-yr low on supply tightness

2019-07-12 18:05:01 Import & Export,  Iron Ore

China's iron ore imports in June fell to the lowest level since February 2016, customs data showed on July 12, mainly affected shrink...

China iron ore futures set for best week in three on supply concerns

2019-07-12 15:18:07 Viewpoint,  Price,  Iron Ore

Dalian iron ore futures edged higher on July 12, with lingering supply concerns driving the steelmaking commodity to its best week so...

CISA expects China iron ore price hard to continue rising sharply

2019-07-10 16:00:39 Price,  Iron Ore

China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) expected it will be difficult for iron ore price to keep moving up in the near term as dramat...

China iron ore futures fall on major bourses

2019-07-08 11:04:03 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

China iron ore futures fell sharply on July 5, after a top official of the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) said authorities w...

Soaring import iron ore prices trigger doubts on price jacking

2019-07-05 17:12:44 Price,  Iron Ore

Chinese import iron prices have been "madly" rising this year, sparking doubts whether there are market players artificially inflatin...

China iron ore futures edge down after 5-session rally

2019-07-04 14:41:59 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China edged down in early trade on July 4, taking a breather after a five-day rally that pushed prices of the ste...

Iron ore drives Australian resource export earnings to a record A$275 bln

2019-07-02 13:57:47 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

Higher iron ore prices have helped to drive Australia's resource export earnings to a record A$275 billion ($192 billion) in the 2018...

Australia's iron ore exports to drop for first time in 18 years

2019-07-01 11:41:55 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore exports from Australia are set to post the first annual drop in almost two decades following bad weather and output setbacks...

India's Jharkhand to put up 18 iron ore mines for auction next mth

2019-06-28 17:43:28 International,  Iron Ore

Eastern India's Jharkhand state will hold an auction next month for 18 iron ore mines, domestic media reported, citing an official wi...

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1 Chinese steel cos' H1 profit forecast unoptimistic on iron ore price hike 2019-07-19

As of July 18, there were at least six steel companies that published their performance forecast for the first half year. Their combined net profit in the first half is estimated at about 7.46 billion

2 Guangdong H1 power use up 3.31% YoY, driven by high-end manufacturing 2019-07-19

Guangdong province, China's largest electricity user, consumed 302.75 TWh of power in the first six months, a 3.31% increase from a year earlier, according to Guangdong Power Grid Co., Ltd of China So

3 Weekly global coal market news summary (Jul 15-Jul 19) 2019-07-19

S Korea Jun coal imports down 9.97% MoM South Korea saw its coal imports (including thermal coal, metallurgical coal and anthracite) slip by 9.97% from the previous month in June, terminating

4 China Coal Daily Track (Jul 19) 2019-07-19

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices declined 10-30 yuan/t at some mines in Shaanxi's Yulin. These mines didn't adjust prices previously, but worsened demand made it hard for them to ho

5 Shaanxi will strive to add over 30 Mtpa of coal capacity in 2019 2019-07-19

Shaanxi province in northwestern China pledged to strive to increase coal production capacity by more than 30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) this year, according to a document released by the provinc

6 China import thermal coal still beset by lackluster demand 2019-07-19

China's import thermal coal market is still beset by a lack of robust buying demand, and few deals were heard concluded amid buyers' wait-and-see sentiment given their high coal stockpiles.

7 Continuous thermal coal pullbacks dampen Chinese traders' selling enthusiasm 2019-07-19

Chinese thermal coal prices kept going down at northern transfer ports, deferring traders from selling to mitigate losses. On July 18, Fenwei CCI index for 5,500 Kcal/kg NAR thermal coal

8 Spotlight: 3rd Global Coking Coal Evaluation & Coal Blending Technology Seminar 2019 2019-07-19

Aimed to help coke firms lower cost and enhance market competitive, the 3rd Global Coking Coal Evaluation & Coal Blending Technology Seminar 2019, held by China's leading coal services provider Fe

9 China's daily crude steel output continues going up in mid-Jun, CISA 2019-07-18

Daily average crude steel production of 97 key steel mills registered as members of the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) kept rising in mid-June, reaching the highest since at least 2016, th

10 Will China tighten coal imports? 2019-07-18

There are signs that China seems to be tightening grips on coal imports. Sources said two northern China ports, Caofeidian and Jingtang, both located on the Bohai Bay coast of Hebei provi

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1 China Jun coal imports dips 1.3pct on mth amid ample domestic supply 2019-07-12

China's imports of coal, lignite included, registered a month-on-month slide of 1.3% in June, after hitting a five-month peak in May, showed the latest customs data, as domestic miners were urged to r

2 CEC calls for coal plants to ensure steady power supply in summer 2019-07-09

China Electricity Council (CEC), a non-profit and self-disciplinary national trade association joined by China's power enterprises and institutions on a voluntary basis, called for all coal-fired powe

3 China steel hub Hebei moves 2019 industrial capacity cutting targets forward 2019-07-08

China's top steelmaking province of Hebei has moved up the target dates for cutting industrial capacity and relocating plants by two months to the end of October, the provincial environmental depar

4 Production, sales and stocks at China's major coal and coke firms over Jun 27-Jul 3 2019-07-12

Operating rate down, stocks up at thermal coal mines Output The average operating rate of coal mines surveyed by Fenwei in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, three leading coal production base

5 China Jun coal output rises to record high to ensure supply, lower prices 2019-07-15

China's coal production rose to a record high since March 2016 at least, statistics data showed on July 15, in order to ensure abundant supply and control prices within a reasonable range. &

6 US announces anti-subsidy duties on steel from Mexico and China 2019-07-09

A month after sparking trade war fears by threatening tariffs on all Mexican exports, the US on July 8 night fuelled tensions with its trade partners by announcing preliminary duties on imports of fab

7 S Korean GENCOs May coal consumption drops 16 % YoY 2019-07-11

South Korean GENCOs consumed 5.42 million tonnes of coal in May 2019, down 16% from the year-ago level, sources reported. Specifically, anthracite consumption was 74,561 tonnes, up by 36.

8 Coal handling volume continues rising at 3 Jingtang coal terminals 2019-07-10

Coal handling volume continued expanding in the first half year at three dedicated terminals of Jingtang port, one of largest commodity transfer ports in China’s Bohai bay. During the fir

9 China Jun steel products exports down 7.6% on mth 2019-07-12

Exports of steel products from China registered a month-on-month slide of 7.6% in June, primarily taking a hit from the festering Sino-US trade row, official data showed. Sources said tha

10 Production, sales and stocks at China's major coal and coke firms over Jul 4-Jul 10 2019-07-16

Thermal Coal Output The average operating rate of thermal coal mines surveyed by Fenwei in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia, three leading coal production bases in China, rose 1.16 percentag

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1 China thermal coal prices rise strongly, but seem less related to demand 2019-07-01

Spot thermal coal prices experienced a strong rebound last week at northern China ports, but it seemed less associated with downstream purchases. On June 28, Fenwei CCI index for 5,500 Kc

2 Australian thermal coal regains popularity in China on arbitrage edge 2019-07-03

Australian thermal coal seemed to have regained some popularity in Chinese import market as its arbitrage edge emerged with widening spread compared to domestic cargoes. Comparison of Chi

3 Indonesian thermal coal retreats again; import market directionless in China 2019-07-02

Prices of Indonesian thermal coal heading to China retreated again briefly after holding steady for one day, primarily as its two largest buyers – China and India – both showed fragile buying interest

4 Traders pull back from Australian thermal coal trades in China 2019-07-01

Many traders pulled back from market activity of Australian thermal coal in China, as buying demand still showed no signs of improving in the world's large coal consumer and concerns over more import

5 Australian thermal coal price jumps straightly last week 2019-07-08

Australian spot thermal coal prices posted consecutive jumps last week in China's import market, bolstered by some aggressive purchases from Chinese buyers. On July 5, Fenwei CCI index fo

6 Sentiment swells in China's thermal coal market after straight price rises 2019-07-02

Most traders maintained bullish expectations on the trend of China's spot thermal coal market following a spate of price increases in recent days. A source with one large trading house ba

7 Traders expect Indonesian coal to lose steam after tenders close in China 2019-07-04

A lot of traders anticipated Indonesian coal prices to lose steam soon after closure of this wave of tenders issued by some Chinese coastal utilities, due to a lack of robust demand for the material.

8 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-07-02

Thermal coal market gained further growing momentum at northern China ports in the past week, chiefly backed by low availability arising from supply curbs at mines, which were subject to safety and en

9 China's import thermal coal further buoyed by utilities' tenders 2019-07-05

Prices of overseas thermal coal grades, mainly from Indonesia and Australia, remained on the increase even with occasional stagnation in China's seaborne import market, as buying activity has increase

10 Indonesian coal prices gain strength from Chinese improving purchases 2019-07-09

Indonesian spot thermal coal prices continued going up at the beginning of this week, backed by active purchases from Chinese utilities and traders. One Fujian-based trader reported some

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