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Global iron ore long-term outlook Q3 2017

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The Global Iron Ore Market Long term Outlook provides detailed supply and demand analysis and price forecasts for the iron ore market to 2035. Read the outlook to find out why we think: 2018 will mark the low point of the cycle for iron ore with prices averaging $56/t CFR Prices need to fall to this level and remain there for up to two years to force out uncompetitive supply All seaborne suppliers can expect margin compression over the next few years but with quality driven price divergence persisting suppliers of high grade ores will fair better Effective from 2025 our long term price forecast is $60/t CFR (real 2017 terms)

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    Demand

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    Supply

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    Supply-demand balances

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Supply-demand balances

Tables and charts

This report includes 41 images and tables including:

Images

  • Iron Ore Exports: Brazil versus Australia
  • Share of Global Exports: Brazil versus Australia
  • Global consumption of iron ore by product
  • Growth in iron ore consumption and imports
  • Iron ore price forecast: sinter fines, FOB Australia
  • Iron ore price forecast: sinter fines, CFR China
  • Iron ore price vs cost of production
  • CFR China cost vs iron ore price
  • Prices need to remain low enough to discourage Chinese restarts and/or Indian exports.
  • Point of intersection - 2017 $72/t, 2020 $56/t
  • How does crude steel production change between 2016 and 2017?
  • Iron ore exports by country
  • Iron ore exports by company
  • Indian production of iron ore
  • Indian trade in iron ore
  • Iron ore price and price differentials
  • Composition of seaborne supply
  • Iron ore demand forecast – revised up
  • Imports will rise further in the medium term
  • Demand: Image 6
  • The share of pellet feed in total iron ore production will increase in the future
  • Iron ore output will continue to contract in the medium term
  • Iron ore lump price
  • B/F pellet price
  • Global seaborne trade in iron ore
  • Iron ore trade balance and price forecast
  • long run supply "gap" analysis
  • Incentive price analysis – selected projects only

Tables

  • Iron ore price forecast: fines (62% Fe), US$/dmt
  • Key demand forecast data
  • Global exports of iron ore by country, Mt
  • Iron ore production and exports by major country
  • Iron ore exports by key company
  • Asian exports of iron ore by country (Mt)
  • Asia (ex-China): key demand forecast data
  • Europe: key demand forecast data
  • CIS: key demand forecast data
  • North America: key demand forecast data
  • South America: key demand forecast data
  • Middle East: key demand forecast data
  • Incentive price analysis – selected projects

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