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China iron ore supply summary

China iron ore supply summary

Report summary

China's iron ore total cash costs have continued to fall and are estimated to have reached an average of $US61/dmt in 2016. Domestic production has also declined as high cost producers have exited the market over the past 2 years. Costs are likely to stabilise in 2017 and then gradually rise as higher fuel costs impact. The declining trend in domestic production is expected to continue as China's iron ore industry remains fragmented, low grade and high cost and will be replaced with lower cost imports from Australia and Brazil. 

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This Iron Ore Supply Summary report details key producers, production levels, costs and margins for iron ore assets in this country. It also analyses industry trends and themes, giving insight into future cost direction.

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  • Executive summary
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
  • Quality
    • Raw ore Fe grade 2016
    • Product ore Fe grade 2016
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Anshan-Benxi region
    • East Hebei region
    • Lvliang-Taiyuan-Xinzhou region
    • Hanxing-Luzhong region
    • Baotou-Baiyunebo region
    • Anhui region
    • Hubei region
    • Panzhihua-Xichang region
  • Infrastructure
    • Domestic iron ore infrastructure
    • Imported iron ore infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Cash costs
      • 62% Fe adjusted CFR cost curve to Tianjin, Q4 2016
    • Capital costs
  • Margins
  • Fiscal terms
    • Taxes and Fees Imposed on Chinese Mining Companies
      • Standard taxes
      • Unstandardised Fees and Taxes
    • Standard Taxes
      • Iron Ore Resource Tax
      • Corporate Income Tax
      • Value Added Tax (VAT)
      • Education Tax
      • City Building Tax
    • Unstandardised taxes
      • Local Taxes and Fees

In this report there are 14 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Location maps
    • China iron ore producing regions
  • Key companies
    • Attributable marketable production by company - costed production
  • Geology
    • Geology
  • Quality
    • Quality: Image 1
    • Quality: Image 2
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Marketable production
    • Costed production by mine type
  • Infrastructure
    • Imported iron ore flows
  • Costs
    • Costs: Image 1
    • China full iron ore cost curve 2016
    • Capital costs
  • Margins
    • Average operating margin
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
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