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  • Industry: Mining
  • Type: Publication series
  • Date: 2013/02/01

Quarterly Commodity Insights Bulletin: Iron Ore (Q2 2012) 

This Quarterly Commodity Insights Bulletin looks at how iron ore has performed during the second quarter of 2012.
Iron Ore
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Spot price of iron ore (62 percent Fe content) in China oscillated between US$130/t and US$145/t during the second quarter of 2012, to average US$139.51/t. The price declined by 2 percent over the first quarter average of US$141.80/t. During the second quarter, the price had reached a low of US$131.30/t due to the slow growth in China, which accounts for consumption of more than 60 percent of the global iron ore exports. However, at this price, some high-cost iron ore miners in China incurred losses; a curtailed supply from such miners, along with the government’s focus on economic pro-growth policies, supported the prices.


Also in this report:


  • Supply and demand review
  • Ownership changes
  • Regulatory updates
  • International project updates


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