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China's iron ore imports up 9.5% YoY in 2020, GAC

2021-01-14 13:40:44 Import & Export,  Iron Ore

China witnessed a 9.5% year-on-year increase in iron ore imports to 1.17 billion tonnes in 2020, showed the latest official data on J...

Port Hedland iron ore exports to China up 7.15%

2021-01-14 08:58:40 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

Australia's largest iron ore handling port Hedland exported 468 million tonnes of the mineral material to China last year, up 7.15% f...

China allows for import of high-quality ferrous scrap from 2021

2021-01-05 16:34:08 Policy,  Import & Export,  Environmental Protection,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China has allowed the imports of high-quality recycled iron and steel raw materials starting this year, according to a national stand...

Dalian iron ore plunges on sentiment fluctuation

2020-12-24 13:47:26 Iron Ore

China's iron ore futures slumped 8% over the morning trading session in December 23, with the Dalian benchmark falling back below 1,0...

Vale approved to start construction of Capanema iron ore project

2020-12-23 08:57:13 Iron Ore

Brazilian miner Vale has been licensed to start construction of its Capanema iron ore project in Minas Gerais of Brazil, the company ...

China's steel majors call for probe into iron ore speculation

2020-12-17 16:02:18 Iron Ore

Chinese major steel companies called on market and securities regulators to probe into the surging iron ore prices that have deviated...

Rio Tinto willing to help improve iron ore pricing mechanism, CISA

2020-12-17 08:35:29 Production & Sales,  Iron Ore

Mining giant Rio Tinto is willing to work with demand side to optimize and improve the existing pricing mechanism for iron ore, accor...

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore export to China down to 9-mth low in Nov

2020-12-16 10:37:02 Viewpoint,  Price,  Iron Ore

Iron ore export to China through Australia's Port Hedland declined 13.28% from 39.72 million tonnes in the preceding month to 34.44 m...

Australia's Fortescue expects strong iron ore demand in 2021

2020-12-10 14:25:37 Price,  Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Australian iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals Group expected iron ore demand to be strong in 2021, backed by robust purchases fro...

Iron ore price bullishness may extend to the year end

2020-12-09 08:49:56 Price,  Import & Export,  Iron Ore

Supported by strong demand from China market, Australian iron ore price has risen to a seven-year high, and it is expected to keep bu...

Vale aims to produce 400 Mt iron ore by end 2022

2020-12-08 09:07:49 Production & Sales,  Iron Ore

Brazilian miner Vale plans to achieve an annual iron ore output of 400 million tonnes by the end of 2022, according to the China Iron...

India NMDC's Apr-Nov iron ore output drops nearly 5% YoY

2020-12-07 11:25:34 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

The National Mineral Development Corporation Limited of India (NMDC) produced 17.98 million tonnes of iron ore in the first eight mon...

Brazil's iron ore exports to China slump 27% MoM in Oct

2020-11-25 14:28:40 Import & Export,  International,  Iron Ore

Brazil's iron ore exports to China slumped 27.3% from September to 23.16 million tonnes in October, marking a year-on-year fall of 8....

India not rule out iron ore exports ban, Union Steel Minister

2020-11-24 08:47:28 International,  Iron Ore

India doesn't rule out the possibility of posing a ban on iron ore exports after an acute shortage in the country's iron ore, said Dh...

India's NMDC hikes iron ore prices for 2nd time in Nov

2020-11-23 08:48:46 Company,  International,  Iron Ore

India's largest iron ore producer National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) raised lump iron ore prices by 11.11% or Rs 4,00 ($...

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