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03 October 2017


Report summary

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Upgrading the China outlook
    • Q2 supply update
    • Market balance reverted in H1.
    • Iron ore freight market update
      • Key quarterly forecast
      • Capesize spot freight rates, US$/wmt, to China (Beilun/Baoshan)
    • Quarterly iron ore production - selected companies (Mt, 100% basis)
    • Quarterly indicators: iron ore trade, crude steel and hot metal production (Mt)

Tables and charts

This report includes 18 images and tables including:

  • Key forecast data
  • Chart 5: Iron ore price vs. steel mill margin
  • Chart 6: Inventory at Chinese steel mills
  • Chart 1: Monthly Chinese steel production (annualised)
  • Chart 2: Steel HRC prices in China, Europe and the US
  • Chart 3: Chinese imports of iron ore by source
  • Chart 4: Demand outperformed supply in H1 2016.
  • Key companies: Table 1
  • Quarterly mine production
  • Q2-16 year-on-year production change
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Iron ore exports: Q1 year-on-year change
  • Iron ore imports: Q1 year-on-year change
  • Global exports of iron ore
  • Global imports of iron ore
  • Forecast data: iron ore trade and hot metal production (Mt)
  • Prices: Table 1
  • Prices: Table 2

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