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Global iron ore long-term outlook Q2 2014

Global iron ore long-term outlook Q2 2014

Report summary

The net impact of adjustments to our supply and demand forecasts has resulted in a more closely balanced market than previously thought for the next 2 years. This is almost entirely due to our expectation for a more rapid displacement of Chinese production with seaborne iron ore, with the process being largely complete within two years.  We have lowered our price forecast for 2014-2016 to reflect the lower price support level from China, but made a small upward adjustment thereafter.

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This Iron Ore Long Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

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  • Executive summary
    • Key changes to our China view
      • Crude steel
      • Hot metal
      • Iron ore
    • Key changes to our seaborne supply forecast.
      • Australia
      • Brazil
      • Africa
    • Market balance and price forecast

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  • Executive summary
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