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Utilization Rate of Global Crude Steel Capacity Hit Six-Year Low in July

Global crude steel capacity utilization rate hit a six-year low in July, according to the World Steel Association.

Major Regions Iron Ore Price (Weekly)

Regions Specification Average Prices (RMB/mt) Change (RMB/mt) Date
Zun Hua 66% Dry, VAT Included 830 -20 2010-09-30
Bei Jing 66% Dry, VAT Included 830 -20 2010-09-30
Wu An 64% Wet, VAT Excluded 835 -15 2010-09-30
Qian An 66% Dry, VAT Included 0 1970-01-01
Fan Shi 64% Wet, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
Dai Xian 64% Wet, VAT Included 0 1970-01-01
Lou Fan 65% Wet, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
Han Xing 66% Dry, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
Bei piao 66% Wet, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
An Shan 65% Wet, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
Lin YI 65% Wet, VAT Excluded 0 1970-01-01
Zi Bo 65% Dry, VAT Included 0 1970-01-01

Notes

Imported Iron Ore Spot Price (Weekly)

Countries Specification Prices (USD/mt) Average (USD/mt) Change (USD/mt) Date
Australia 61.5%, FOB 0 0 1970-01-01
Brazil 65%, FOB 0 0 1970-01-01
India 63.5%, FOB 134 - 136 135 5 2010-09-03
Australia 61.5%, CIF 146 146 2 2010-09-03
Brazil 65%, CIF 154 154 1 2010-09-03
India 63.5%, CIF 151 - 153 152 6 2010-09-03

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Iron Ore Output by Region (Monthly)

Regions Output(10,000 mt) Change(10,000 mt) Date
Beijing 171.6 0.00 2010-09-01
Tianjing 0 0.00 2010-09-01
Hebei 3,819.3 0.00 2010-09-01
Shanxi 585.5 0.00 2010-09-01
Inner Mongolia 688.6 0.00 2010-09-01
Liaoning 1,218.4 0.00 2010-09-01
Jilin 112.7 0.00 2010-09-01
Heilongjiang 35.1 0.00 2010-09-01
Shanghai 0 0.00 2010-09-01
Jiangsu 19.4 0.00 2010-09-01
Zhejiang 12.8 0.00 2010-09-01
Anhui 275.8 0.00 2010-09-01
Fujian 235.4 0.00 2010-09-01
Jiangxi 94.1 0.00 2010-09-01
Shandong 205 0.00 2010-09-01
Henan 107.2 0.00 2010-09-01
Hubei 112.7 0.00 2010-09-01
Hunan 39.9 0.00 2010-09-01
Guangdong 161.1 0.00 2010-09-01
Guangxi 19.5 0.00 2010-09-01
Hainan 50.5 0.00 2010-09-01
Chongqing 3.3 0.00 2010-09-01
Sichuan 797.6 0.00 2010-09-01
Guizhou 4 0.00 2010-09-01
Yunnan 162.3 0.00 2010-09-01
Tibet 0 0.00 2010-09-01
Shaanxi 31.8 0.00 2010-09-01
Gansu 87.8 0.00 2010-09-01
Qinghai 18.3 0.00 2010-09-01
Ningxia 0 0.00 2010-09-01
Xinjiang 281.6 0.00 2010-09-01

Notes

Iron Ore Import Volume (Monthly)

Products Quantity Date
Unsintered Iron Ores 5,646.25 2011-08-01
Sintered Iron Ores 261.42 2011-08-01
Pyrite 1.62 2011-08-01

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China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20150825

SMM index tracking import prices of iron ore edged down USD 0.68/mt to USD 55.77/mt last week, and the Platts iron ore index dropped USD 0.25/mt to USD 56.25/mt.


China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20150818

The blasts in Tianjin hindered steel shipment from the city to steel mills in Shanxi and Hebei for a short period of time, but SMM learned that highway transport near the city has recovered.


China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20150811

Some mines asked for RMB 20-30/mt hike, but was rejected by steel mills. Prices for domestic iron concentrate are expected to remain stable in the short term.


CNY Base Rate

100 units of foreign currencies in CNY

Name Buying Rate Selling Rate Middle Rate
USD 635.15 637.69 636.19
HKD 81.96 82.27 82.09
100JPY 528.4 532.12 530.21
EUR 715.05 720.07 718.31
GBP 970.95 977.77 973.78
Date: 2015-09-02

Source: spot exchange rate at UTC 10:55 am every day on the website of Bank of China