All of this is good news for rio tinto and vale, leaders in the iron ore mining industry, supplanting any losses they might see from copper sales, where the prices fell by as much as 3% in november.Continue reading .
China is the largest buyer of international iron ore.In 2008 china imported a total of 4.4366 million tons of iron ore, accounting for the proportion of the world's seaborne iron ore is about 52%; while japan imports about 1.0526 million tons, accounting for the proportion of about 12.3%; south korea imported 0.4954 million tons, the proportion accounted for about 6%.Recently, the domestic prices of imported iron ore prices and tie jingfen appeared in sharp declines.Tie jingfen the domestic market starting from august 10 lower, from august 7 to 920 yuan/ton august 26 fell to 770 yuan/ton in just two weeks time, down 150 yuan, the current iron concentrate flour prices have dropped to early july levels.While imports of iron ore spot price has lagged behind, starting from august 17, india, 63.5% grade iron ore spot pricing began to fall outside the disc, from 110-112 u.S.$/ton fell to august 25 high of 96-98 u.S.$/ton, down 14 u.S.$/ton, down to the end of july level.
Minister of industry and mining in greenland gierke gao said, approved iron ore mining project was the greenland moment in history, it is the biggest local commercial projects and will have an extremely positive impact on employment and income.
The rally continued in february as well and the spot price increased by another 3% closing the month at $81.6/tonne.To add to the situation, pilbara region of australia was hit by the cyclone veronica in late march resulting in production halt at major iron ore mines.There are approximately three major iron ore export ports on that coast where operations were suspended on the coast as well as road/rail networks served by these ports.Australias seaborne iron ore exports declined sharply by 14% in march 2019.Rio tintos iron ore production and shipment in q1 2019 fell by 9% and 14% respectively as compared to q4 2019.Bhp also reported 3% decline in its production in march 2019 quarter compared to march 2018 quarter.Owing to this disruption, australian majors bhp and rio tinto forecasted decline in production of 7 million tonnes and 14 million tonnes, respectively.
As we all know iron ore has abundant reserves in nature and is widely distributed in the world.Global iron ore reserves are mainly concentrated in australia, brazil, russia, and china, and the sum of the reserves of the four countries account for nearly 70% of the worlds total reserves.
The s&p gsci iron ore has been on a tear this year, up 72.47% ytd as of june 13, 2019, breaking through the previous high from may 22, 2019.It had by far the best ytd performance out of any of the commodities indices in the s&p gsci series.This bullish performance during the first half of 2019 is a good example of how using commodities in a tactical way can boost returns for investors.The s&p gsci iron ore was able to distance itself from other metals.For example, the s&p gsci industrial metals was flat over the same period.
In terms of proprietors of mines, cvrd takes one, rio tinto and fgm own two each, and bhp billiton embraces the rest of three.moreover, the annual total output of the eight iron ore bases could reach 0.758 billion tons,occupying 37% of the global total throughput of iron ore, which strongly reveals the worldwide monopoly nature of the four major mines.
On january 25, 2019, vale reported the collapse of its tailings dam in brumadinho (brazil), which flooded the nearby regions with 13 million cubic meters of mining waste and killed almost 300 people.As a result, vale had to halt 40 million tonnes of production at its brucutu mine, withdrawing ~10% of its annual output from the market.Vales production declined from 101 million tonnes in q4 2018 to 73 million tonnes in q1 2019.The fear of supply shortage shot the iron ore prices up by ~12% by the end of january 2019.
Glass bead machines enable analysts to prepare iron ore samples of nearly ideal homogenous consistencies for ultra-precise analysis of iron ore.Once the extracted geological sample has been crushed to a fine consistency with particle sizes of no more than 100 micrometres (m), it can be carefully doped with a suitable lithium metaborate and lithium tetraborate flux mixture for sample fusion in a glass bead machine.
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On 25th january local timein brazil, a dam, belonging to vale sa, the worlds largest iron ore supplier, and used for collecting iron ore waste located in minas gerais, estado de brazil, collapsed. according to the latest news from france media on 28th, this accident has caused total mortality of 58 and the other 305 remain missing, which is the second similar accident for vale to take responsibility for in the last three years.
Melbourne (vic), australia rio tinto, together with joint venture partners mitsui and nippon steel & sumitomo metal, have approved an investment of $1.55 billion (rio tintos 53 per cent share $820 million) to sustain production capacity at two projects which form part of the robe river joint venture in the pilbara region of western australia.Continue reading rio tinto: major investment to sustain pilbara iron ore production capacity approved .
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