Lvliang-Taiyuan-Xinzhou region includes Lvliang city, Taiyuan city and Xinzhou city in Shanxi province. Ore from this region is Anshan style magnetite. SOE mines account for 80% of production and Taiyuan Iron and Steel (TISCO) is the dominant iron ore producer. Surface mining is the main method, with only a few small private mines having underground operations. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.