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Australia iron ore supply summary

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25 June 2019

Australia iron ore supply summary

Report summary

With operating costs remaining low, iron ore prices higher than expected, Chinese demand strong and seaborne supply tight, margins for Australian iron ore miners are expected to rise sharply in 2019. However we expect Australian production to be lower in 2019 compared to 2018 due to production disruptions following Cyclone Veronica and operational difficulties at Rio Tinto. Total FOB cash costs will remain low at US$21.66 per tonne, marginally down from last year. This is primarily due to lower operating costs which are offsetting a rise in royalty payments. A stronger iron ore market is also generating renewed investment interest. Along with approved mine developments from Rio Tinto, BHP and FMG, several smaller projects are gaining interest.

Table of contents

  • BHP
  • Rio Tinto
  • FMG
  • Hancock Prospecting
  • Pilbara:
  • Other Western Australia:
  • South Australia:
  • Other regions:
  • South Australia
  • Other regions
  • Cash costs
  • Capital costs

Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:

  • Pilbara Region
  • Other Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Raw ore Fe grade 2019
  • Product Fe grade 2019
  • Impurities 2019
  • Attributable marketable reserves by company (at 01/01/2019)
  • Production by key company
  • Costed production by status
  • Port export capacity
  • Pilbara Region
  • Other Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Value-in-use adjusted cost curve 2019 (CFR China, 62% equivalent)
  • Cash costs by key company
  • Cash costs
  • Capital costs
  • Average operating margin (US$/tonne)
  • Fiscal Terms

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