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[alpha] INSIGHT - AUSTRALIA/CHINA - Iron Ore Prices - via CN65

Released on 2012-02-29 14:00 GMT

Email-ID 113138
Date 2011-08-25 12:47:14
SOURCE: via CN65
ATTRIBUTION: Australian contact connected with the government and
natural resources
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Former Australian Senator

Iron Ore Prices

Further mine earlier, which quotes paper for Indian or
Brazilian 63.5/63% delivered China.

Please note the following report on Physical prices, which
shows paper is lagging physical by quite a margin.

This report also underscores 'with facts' my ongoing views
as to The reality of what is happening in China with steel
production, contrary to the Rhetoric going around about a
Chinese Slowdown.

Bad news for China and all steel producers struggling to
pass on margins due to increasing steel production costs
but very good news for all Iron ore producers.


The physical market remained firm on Wednesday, with
activity improved and trades/tenders at around last done
levels. Platts reported Australian 61.5% Fe Pilbara fines
trading at $178.50/dmt CFR Qingdao compared to $178/dmt
CFR North China on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, TSI reported Brazilian 63.5/63% Fe fines
and 65/64% Fe fines trading at $183/dmt and $193.50/dmt
(CFR China) respectively.

Indian 63.5/63% Fe fines were also reported done at
$189-$190/dmt. The TSI, Platts and Metal Bulletin indices
were all marked a touch higher:

TSI 62% (3.5% Al): $178.30 (up $0.40)
PLATTS 62%: $180.25 (up $0.50)
MBIOI 62%: $178.31 (up $0.54)
TSI 62% (2.0% Al): $180.80 (up $0.40)

Spot iron ore prices held firm on Wednesday, as strong
steel output in top producer China kept buying interest
for the raw material intact, with tight Indian supplies
lending support, reports Reuters. An iron ore trader in
Singapore, citing factors supporting prices, said "The
Chinese continue to produce steel like crazy andIndian
supplies are extremely tight at the moment, " Reuters added.


Benjamin Preisler
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