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China steel, iron ore futures falter amid cloudy demand outlook

2019-09-18 09:35:29 Iron Ore,  futures

China steel futures slipped on September 17, retreating from a 1-1/2-month high hit in the previous session on high inventories of st...

China's DCE brings in brand delivery system for iron ore futures

2019-09-17 16:19:22 Policy,  Iron Ore,  futures

China's Dalian Commodity Exchange (DEC) introduces the brand delivery system for iron ore futures traded in the exchange, to replac...

Vale partially halts work at second-largest iron ore mine

2019-09-17 08:42:03 Price,  International,  Iron Ore

Brazil's mining authority has ordered Vale to halt operations at part of its Brucutu iron ore mine, the largest in Minas Gerais state...

China's imported iron ore inventory rises further at major ports, CISA

2019-09-12 17:40:32 Iron Ore

Stockpile of iron ore at the country's major ports stood at 121 million tonnes by end-August, up 4.9 million tonnes or 4.21% from a m...

China, Singapore iron ore futures slip on easing supply concerns

2019-09-09 13:49:17 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in Dalian and Singapore fell in early trade on September 9 after data showed China's imports of the steelmaking raw ...

China's Aug iron ore imports jump on growing supply, stable demand

2019-09-09 11:52:03 Import & Export,  Iron Ore

China's iron ore imports rose again in August to a 19-month high, customs data showed on September 8, boosted by rebounding supplies ...

India's NMDC Aug iron ore sales tumble 35.8% YoY

2019-09-06 15:56:37 Company,  Production & Sales,  Iron Ore

NMDC Ltd, India's largest state-run iron ore miner, suffered a sharp year-on-year reduction of 35.8% in its sales in August, affected...

China iron ore futures rebound, but set for first monthly drop in nine

2019-08-30 15:34:23 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China climbed on August 30, buoyed as some restocking demand for the steelmaking material emerged, but were on tr...

China rebar futures bounce back from 5-mth lows on steel demand hopes

2019-08-29 15:33:25 Iron Ore,  futures

Rebar steel futures in China rebounded from five-month lows in early trade on August 29 on hopes of improved demand for the construct...

China iron ore futures extend fall as steel output curbs deepen

2019-08-22 16:50:23 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Dalian iron ore futures extended their losses into a sixth session on August 22 amid fresh reports about stepped-up steel production ...

Fitch Solutions: iron ore output set to grow modestly up to 2028

2019-08-22 09:27:29 Viewpoint,  International,  Iron Ore

Global iron ore production will grow modestly from 2.8 billion tonnes this year to 3 billion tonnes by 2028, says macroeconomic and i...

China develops taste for high-grade iron ore as coastal furnaces fire up

2019-08-21 14:45:50 Environmental Protection,  Iron Ore

China's demand for iron ore pellets and high-quality ore is expected to accelerate in 2020 as a result of Beijing's push to shift doz...

China iron ore futures extend slump to hit 10-week low on gloomy BHP outlook

2019-08-21 13:56:34 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China sank to their lowest in 10 weeks on August 21, extending losses along with coke, after mining giant BHP Gro...

China iron ore futures slip on easing supply concerns; steel output curbs weigh

2019-08-20 13:51:33 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China were on track for their fourth consecutive session of losses on August 20 as supply concerns eased, while s...

NMDC iron ore prices remain flat in Aug, output jumps 37% in Jul

2019-08-19 09:21:41 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

India's state-run miner NMDC on August 16 announced no change in its iron ore prices for August month and reported a 37% jump in prod...

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1 Asia coal sheds gains on demand concerns 2019-09-20

Asia-Pacific benchmark coal prices have shed most of this week's gains as concerns about waning demand began to reassert themselves against September 16's spike in oil prices. Global Coal

2 How much of China's 2019 coal import quota is left? 2019-09-20

The Chinese government has intensified administrative measures to control coal imports since 2017, issuing import quotas to individual customs and major importers. The country's coal imports remain

3 Chinese import thermal coal expected to stabilize ahead of holiday 2019-09-20

Chinese import thermal coal market is expected to wind down before the 7-day National Day holiday that starts from October 1, with buying interest fading away from end buyers and traders.

4 Port trading activity stays sparse in China thermal coal market 2019-09-20

Trading activity of spot thermal coal stayed sparse at northern Chinese transfer ports, as power plants still showed tepid buying appetite although their coal stockpiles dived to a four-month low.

5 U.S. natural gas futures dive nearly 4% on big storage build 2019-09-20

U.S. natural gas futures fell almost 4% on September 19 as a bigger-than-expected storage build and forecasts for less cooling demand next week knocked prices further off their highest in nearly five

6 China Coal Daily Track (Sep 19) 2019-09-19

Thermal coal Production area Coal supply is shrinking affected by explosive devices ban in Inner Mongolia, stricter control on coal sales invoices in Ordos of Inner Mongolia and Yulin of Shaa

7 Top 3 provinces contribute 70.2% of China's Jan-Aug coal output 2019-09-19

China's three largest coal bases – Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi – produced 1.69 billion tonnes of raw coal in the first eight months this year, taking 70.2% of the country's total, showed data

8 Mongolian coal exports notch a record high in Aug 2019-09-19

Mongolia exported a record high amount of coal to its main destinations, in August, showed data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia, supported mainly by larger shipments to China.

9 World's 1st stainless steel futures will be listed in Shanghai Futures Exchange 2019-09-19

The world's first stainless steel futures will be traded on September 25 in the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE), which will further enhance China's pricing influence in the international stainless st

10 China spot thermal coal demand remains dull; Oct outlook diverges 2019-09-19

Buying demand for spot thermal coal cargoes stayed dull at northern China ports, even after expectations on a potential supply shortfall were reinforced by news of production curbs in coal-rich Ordos

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1 China coal output slows down in Aug, but still at a high level 2019-09-16

China's raw coal production slowed down in August, with the year-on-year growth decelerating to 5% from 12.2% a month earlier, but remained at a relatively high level, statistical data showed.

2 China to order industrial output cuts to combat winter toxic air 2019-09-19

China will implement a half-year environmental check starting October 1, accompanied by production cuts at key polluting industrial industries, as Beijing looks to lighten the toxic smog that chokes m

3 Vietnam Aug coal imports hit record high 2019-09-16

Vietnam's coal imports hit a record high in August, showed data from Vietnam customs, buoyed by surging domestic demand, especially in industrial sector. Total coal imports came in at 4.8

4 China's longest heavy-haul coal railway Haoji to open to traffic next week 2019-09-18

Haoji railway, China's longest heavy-haul coal railway spanning 1,814.5km from northern to central and eastern areas, is scheduled to go into operation on September 24, reported Jiangnan City Daily ba

5 China's slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17-1/2 year low 2019-09-16

The slowdown in China's economy deepened in August, with growth in industrial production at its weakest 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war with the United States and softening domestic

6 China Aug power output boosted by hydropower, thermal power falls 2019-09-16

China registered a strong year-on-year pickup of 1.7% in power generation in August, which was mainly ascribed to increase of hydropower output amid abundant railfalls, official data showed.

7 S. Africa's Richards Bay Jul coal exports dive to half-yr low 2019-09-17

Coal exports from South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) dived down to a six-month low in July after a trough of 4.87 million tonnes in January this year, customs data showed. R

8 Russia's Jul coal exports down 22.4% MoM; shipments to China edge up 2019-09-17

Russia's coal exports totaled 16.06 million tonnes in July, up 25.6% from July 2018 but down 22.41% from June, data from Federal Customs Service of Russia showed. China, th

9 Mongolian coal exports notch a record high in Aug 2019-09-19

Mongolia exported a record high amount of coal to its main destinations, in August, showed data from the National Statistics Office of Mongolia, supported mainly by larger shipments to China.

10 Inner Mongolia Ceke Aug coal imports soar 54.19% YoY 2019-09-17

Ceke border crossing in northern China's Inner Mongolia posted a 54.19% year-on-year increase in coal imports in August, according to customs data. Total coal imports stood at 1.12 millio

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1 Import coal curb concerns grow in Chinese market; Indonesian coal firm 2019-09-10

Concerns over possible tighter grips on coal imports were growing shortly after latest August import data presented a new seven-month high, which could trigger stricter moves in place to cap coal inta

2 Will China's spot thermal coal market firm up in late-Sep? 2019-09-11

After showing slight improvements for three sessions at the beginning of September, China's spot thermal coal market again returned to a lull period. Given currently tepid demand from downstream enter

3 Indonesian thermal coal further gains steam in China; Australian coal listless 2019-09-09

Indonesian thermal coal prices further gained upward strength in Chinese import market late last week, backed by revived buying interest from traders after domestic power producers issued tenders of l

4 Poor demand weighing on Shanxi coking coal; Mongolian coal trades muted 2019-09-09

Coking coal market continued softening in northern China's Shanxi province late last week, primarily as coke market, which typically plays a significant role in steering coking coal market, remained s

5 Australian thermal coal prices backed by vessel rates fallback, yet outlook murky 2019-09-11

FOB prices of Australian thermal coal gained some support from recent fallback of vessel shipping rates, though outlook remains bearish for the short run. Freight rates for Capesize vesse

6 Indonesian low-CV thermal coal hovers higher in China on revived demand 2019-09-12

FOB prices of Indonesian low-CV thermal coal kept hovering higher for two straight sessions in Chinese market, thanks to revived demand from China and India as well as freight rates pullback.

7 Shanxi coking coal supply may not slump in Oct event; import market gloomy 2019-09-12

Coking coal production in top coal hub of Shanxi is less likely to shrink sharply in the short term, despite some restrictive measures imposed by authorities ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration

8 Chinese thermal coal traders uphold offers despite weaker demand 2019-09-12

Thermal coal traders persisted in high offers at northern China transfer ports as they had little inventory pressure, although the overall demand slightly weakened. One large Shanxi-based

9 Why China's stringent policy fails to prevent more coal imports? 2019-09-12

China's coal imports have been generally on a rise since January. From late January to August, it is often heard that Chinese authorities adopted anti-import measures like limiting Australian coal, ex

10 Weekly China thermal coal market analysis and forecast 2019-09-10

Spot thermal coal prices edged up at northern China ports amid increased activity late last week, after keeping steady for a week, while seaborne import coal prices also rose from mid-week on active i

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