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Iron ore prices continue to fall in line with production restrictions imposed by the Chinese government. When will it all end?
Following a one-month consultation, Fastmarkets is updating the wording of its Metals & Mining assessment methodologies to provide greater clarity around how its prices are determined.
Fastmarkets’ 62% Fe iron ore fines index just experienced its most volatile week on record: a biggest-ever daily gain of $18.31 on Monday May 10 came before a new high of $237.57 per tonne on May 12, followed by a record daily loss of $28.78 on May 14.
Fastmarkets will, on Friday May 7, launch a new weekly price index for the premium that high-quality 65% Fe blast furnace grade iron ore pellet commands on a spot basis above the 65% Fe Fines index.
Fastmarkets is adjusting the impurity ranges for its 65% Fe iron ore blast furnace pellet index from Friday May 7.
Fastmarkets opened a consultation on January 29, 2020, inviting feedback on its iron ore index methodologies in line with our annual methodology review process.
Fastmarkets is proposing amendments to the specifications of its index for iron ore 65% Fe blast furnace pellet, cfr Qingdao, $/tonne (MBIOI-PT).
Fastmarkets is proposing adjustments to its iron ore index methodologies to increase the transparency and predictability of its process for incorporating “floating price” information.
Fastmarkets is proposing to launch a weekly iron ore pellet premium index to reflect the spot premium that “tier one” pellets achieve to its 65% Fe fines index on a cfr China basis. This would replace its existing implied pellet premium, which would be subsequently discontinued.
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