Iron ore outlook reports

Stay ahead of the industry with iron ore outlook reports covering the short-term and long-term forecast. Empower business decisions with trusted data and cutting-edge analysis into the iron ore market. Our experts at Wood Mackenzie are renowned for their knowledge of the iron ore forecast.

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Iron ore outlook reports

01 June 2021

Iron ore markets short-term outlook May 2021

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets short-term outlook May 2021

Another month, another record price for iron ore! The benchmark 62% fines index hit a new all time high of $235/t CFR on May 12th and the monthly a...

30 April 2021

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - April 2021

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - April 2021

Another month, another record price for iron ore! The benchmark 62% fines index broke through $193/t on April 27th, a few cents higher than the pre...

30 March 2021

Iron ore markets - long-term outlook - Q1 2021

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets - long-term outlook - Q1 2021

Good times continue for iron ore miners, with global average cash margins estimated at 75%. This is higher than the industry achieved during the la...

26 February 2021

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - February 2021

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - February 2021

The iron ore boom continues. This month saw the spot 62% index hit $175/t, its highest since September 2011, while the 65% index hit $200/t, just $...

29 January 2021

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - January 2021

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets - short-term outlook - January 2021

The wave of euphoria and optimism that drove prices higher in December gathered momentum in January, with the 62% index averaging $168/t. We never ...

21 December 2020

Iron ore markets - long-term outlook - Q4 2020

Commodity Market Report

Iron ore markets - long-term outlook - Q4 2020

The end of (another) incredible year for iron ore, with spot prices surging to their highest since the 2011 boom and the low cost majors reporting ...

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