China's royalty reform is designed to have no impact on iron ore costs



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China is proposing to replace its tonnage based resource taxes and all related grey costs with a price based royalty for iron ore mines. The government will aim to set the new royalty rates without affecting costs for the industry. We estimate price based royalties will need to be between 5 and 7%on average to achieve this goal. A date for implementing this new royalty regime is not decided and could be up to several years away.

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  • Company type cost impact of price-based resource tax


  • Royalty rates by provinces to achieve no cost change

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