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Big Iron Ore Producers Debate Supply-Demand Balance

Industry giants’ battle over the iron ore supply-demand balance continued this week.

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

Notes

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 20150317

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China Iron Ore Weekly Monitor 20150310

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China Iron Ore Monthly Monitor February, 2015

China’s iron concentrate output fell about 78 million mt YoY in 2014 to 314 million mt. Output of private iron mines was 166 million mt and that of state-owned mines was 148 million mt.


CNY Base Rate

100 units of foreign currencies in CNY

Name Buying Rate Selling Rate Middle Rate
USD 620.24 622.72 613.97
HKD 79.98 80.28 79.18
100JPY 518.99 522.63 516.7
EUR 673.8 678.54 669.71
GBP 919.73 926.19 914.13
Date: 2015-03-27

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