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China iron ore extends rally as Rio cuts Pilbara shipment outlook

2020-02-19 10:50:04 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China rose more than 2% on February 18 after miner Rio Tinto lowered its shipment forecast for the steelmaking ra...

China iron ore gains for sixth day on mounting supply concerns

2020-02-19 08:34:19 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures rose for a sixth straight session on February 18 as concerns about tightening supplies intensified after min...

China iron ore futures hit bottom

2020-02-14 17:44:56 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures have hit the bottom and bearish sentiment arising from coronavirus outbreak seemed fading away, along with p...

Crude oil, iron ore, coal cargo offloading slows in virus-hit China

2020-02-13 17:14:06 Seaborne Shipment,  Iron Ore

Calculating the exact impact on commodity markets from the coronavirus epidemic in China is still a fraught process, with too many un...

China, Singapore iron ore futures extend gains as supply concerns mount

2020-02-13 13:29:11 Iron Ore,  futures

China's iron ore futures extended gains into a third straight session on February 13 as concerns over supply cuts from Brazil and Aus...

China iron ore futures fall on demand concerns, rising port stocks

2020-02-11 08:15:15 Price,  Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China fell on February 10, as a rising death toll from the coronavirus outbreak dimmed demand prospects for the s...

China iron ore futures extend post-holiday selloff on demand concerns

2020-02-07 13:58:26 Iron Ore,  futures

Iron ore futures in China extended a post-Lunar New Year selloff into a fourth session on February 6, on rising concerns over demand ...

China's iron ore, steel futures fall in 15 months on virus fears

2020-02-04 13:26:11 Iron Ore,  Steel Products,  futures

China's iron ore and steel futures fell by their daily limits on February 3, with the key steelmaking raw material plunging the most ...

China iron ore extends rally, hot-rolled steel coil hits record peak

2020-01-20 14:49:20 Iron Ore,  futures

Chinese iron ore futures rose on January 20, extending last week's gains, fuelled by concerns over supply of the steelmaking raw mate...

Ferrexpo full-year pellet production drops marginally as demand wanes

2020-01-19 10:31:04 Production & Sales,  International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore pellet producer Ferrexpo on January 13 reported a small drop in full-year production as steel-making products faced weak dem...

China iron ore futures rise after Vale halts operations at Chile mine

2020-01-17 16:17:51 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark Dalian iron ore futures rose on January 17 after Vale SA halted operations at a Chilean mine and Rio Tinto reported a drop ...

Iron ore and coal prices kick up on Australian cyclone, mine death

2020-01-17 09:05:03 International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore buyers concerned about supplies in the wake of a cyclone and a coal mine death have pushed up prices in the past week. ...

China iron ore futures slip after signing of Phase 1 trade deal

2020-01-16 14:25:51 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark Dalian iron ore futures inched lower in early trade on January 16 on fresh output curbs in China due to pollution, while th...

WA's cyclone threat to support higher iron ore prices

2020-01-16 10:06:24 Price,  International,  Iron Ore

Iron ore prices are likely to remain elevated above $90/t for weeks as cyclone-related disruptions in Western Australia crimp supply ...

China iron ore futures flat amid supply concern; spot hits 4-mth high

2020-01-15 14:22:14 Iron Ore,  futures

Benchmark Dalian iron ore futures were flat to slightly higher in early trade on January 15 as shrinking inventory of the steelmaking...

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1 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 24) 2020-02-24

Thermal coal Production area Most coal mines haven't returned to normal production due to 14-day quarantine of migrant workers amid coronavirus, while state-owned mines lifted operations to

2 Downward trend shows up in Chinese import thermal coal market 2020-02-24

A sign of downward trend has been seen in the Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market with a pale end to the last week, possibly linked to the pickup in supply of domestic mines that weakened Chin

3 China's thermal coal outlook gloomy amid accelerating production 2020-02-24

Chinese spot thermal coal outlook dimmed given accelerating mining activities at major production bases, although current supply-demand balance hasn't caused a clear fallback. According t

4 China coal vessel freight rates hover lower amid ample capacity 2020-02-24

Freight rates for coastal coal shipment in China extended a downbeat trend in the past few days, as transport capacity was more than enough to meet tepid shipping demand in the market. Th

5 China major coal firms restore 95% production capacity 2020-02-24

Coal companies controlled by the Chinese central government had put more than 95% of their capacity back into operation as of February 22, an official with the National Energy Administration said, in

6 Virus hits shipping, spreading global economic strain 2020-02-24

Sea freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy, has been blown off course by the new coronavirus, sparking general alarm. As analysts pore over chart

7 Qinhuangdao coal stocks rebound above 5Mt amid recovered supply 2020-02-21

Coal inventories at Qinhuangdao, key transshipment port in northern China, have recovered to above 5 million tonnes for the first time since early January, due to accelerated inbound arrivals followin

8 NW China city restores 75% of coal capacity, yet worries linger 2020-02-21

Yulin city, a major coal production city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, had restored 75% of its total coal production capacity as of February 18, according to a news briefing on the same da

9 China Coal Daily Track (Feb 21) 2020-02-21

Thermal coal Production area Purchases were active in Shaanxi from coking plants and chemical factories in local and surrounded areas, worsening supply woes. Labor shortages made most coal min

10 Expectations diverge on Chinese thermal coal market 2020-02-21

Market participants held different opinions about the direction of Chinese domestic thermal coal market from late February to early March, mainly focusing on the debate over whether recovery in the su

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1 Coal mines speeding up to reopen, virus impacts on supply abates, NEA 2020-02-17

A quick comeback of coal mines has been seen last week from suspension amid the virus outbreak, according to sources with the National Energy Administration. Impacts by restrictions against the virus

2 China power demand drops as coronavirus shutters plants 2020-02-17

China's industrial power demand in 2020 may decline by as much as 73 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), according to IHS Markit, as the outbreak of the coronavirus has curtailed factory output and prevente

3 China's daily crude steel output falls 2.68% in early Feb amid virus 2020-02-17

Daily crude steel output at China's key steel mills fell by 2.68% from ten days ago to 1.94 million tonnes in early February, according to data from the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA).

4 S Africa thermal coal exports hit 3-yr low in 2019 2020-02-20

Thermal coal exports from South Africa, a major coal production nation worldwide, nosedived to a three-year low in full-year of 2019, showed customs data. The country supplied a total 75.

5 China thermal coal market faces 2-3 mth short squeeze due to coronavirus: Noble 2020-02-18

China's domestic thermal coal market faces a 2-3 month short squeeze as a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak curtails production more than demand, Noble Resources' chief coal analyst said on Febru

6 Russia Dec coal exports decline 1.53% YoY, customs data 2020-02-19

Russia posted a year-on-year decline of 1.53% in coal exports in December 2019, according to customs data, mainly dragged down by decreased buys from China. The country shipped a total 18

7 Vietnam to use more coal, oil in 2020 to power growth, govt 2020-02-17

Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower plants because of a lack of rain, the government said on February 14.

8 China resumes over 70% coal production capacity amid epidemic 2020-02-19

China has resumed 70.2% of its coal production capacity with output recovering steadily amid the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on February

9 China coal city sees main industries resume works 2020-02-19

Main industries and enterprises have basically resumed operation in a coal city of Luliang in northern China's Shanxi province, local media reported. Thirty coking firms have all restarte

10 Ordos brings 75 coal mines back into operation 2020-02-17

Production had been restarted at 75 coal mines in Ordos city, one leading coal hub in northern China's Inner Mongolia, as of February 13, with yearly capacity totaling 380 million tonnes, said the loc

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1 Indonesian miners accelerate coal shipments despite virus fears 2020-02-10

Indonesian miners sped up vessel loading of thermal coal to China, traders said, despite fears of the novel coronavirus that have killed hundreds of people. A Beijing-based trader said hi

2 China's spot thermal coal trades still hammered by short supply 2020-02-10

Trading activity of spot thermal coal remained quiet at northern Chinese transfer ports late last week, with many end buyers failing to find cargoes amid the coronavirus-interrupted coal supply.

3 China's spot thermal coal rallies to 4-mth high on undersupply 2020-02-13

Chinese spot thermal coal rallied to a four-month high on the back of long-standing undersupply at northern transfer ports, and the winning streak is likely to be sustained in the short term.

4 China's import thermal coal trading in a standoff amid uncertainty 2020-02-18

Trading activity entered a lull in Chinese import thermal coal market at the beginning of this week, as Chinese end buyers temporarily stoppedseeking cargoesfrom import market amid growing uncertainti

5 China's transport curbs add to thermal coal supply woes at N ports 2020-02-11

Transport curbs that were imposed by some provinces to avert virus spread are adding to thermal coal supply woes at northern China ports, raising upbeat prospects for further price rises in the follow

6 China coking coal supply sinks amid mines' slow resumption 2020-02-11

Coking coal supply kept sinking in China's main production areas on February 10, due mainly to slow production resumption at many mines alongside nationwide efforts to ward off novel coronavirus.

7 Worries creep up in China's spot thermal coal market 2020-02-14

Worries for a possible retreat crept up in China's spot thermal coal market after prices notched a four-month high, owing totapering buying interest although supply shortage continued biting.

8 Indonesian thermal coal solid on robust Chinese demand 2020-02-11

Indonesian thermal coal prices maintained an upward pace in the Chinese seaborne import market, as Chinese utilities released firm demand amid domestic supply woe caused by the ongoing coronavirus out

9 Chinese coastal utilities unfazed by rising coal prices 2020-02-13

Power groups in southern and eastern coastal China managed to pile up coal stocks to ideal levels through buying cost-effective long-term and imported fuels, little affected by tightness in spot suppl

10 Chinese thermal coal traders concerned about price drops on supply recovery 2020-02-17

Chinese thermal coal traders were concerned that prices of the fossil fuel may lose ground at northern transfer ports in the near term, with more coal mines restarting operation in key production area

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