IRON and STEEL
India's largest iron ore miner -NMDC supplied a total of 336 rakes (1.29 MnT) of iron ore in Dec'18, up slightly on monthly basis, against 330 rakes (1.27 MnT in Nov’18. NMDC C.G had slashed iron ore price between INR 450-785/MT for Dec’18 via two successive price cut announced
Procurement by C.G. based units increased 32% in Dec’18
Procurement of NMDC iron ore by Chhattisgarh based units increased 32% to 29 rakes in Dec'18 as against being 22 rakes in Nov'18.
Procurement by outside C.G. based units up 7%
The procurement by units outside C.G has witnessed a rise of 7% on monthly basis to 259 rakes in Dec'18 as against 241 rakes in Nov'18.
JSW Steel (Dolvi) sourcing from NMDC recorded at 21 rakes in Dec'18, down 51% as against 43 rakes a month before. RINL procurement from NMDC Bailadila mines increased by 20% on monthly basis to 210 rakes as compared to Nov'18 procurement at 175 rakes.
KIOCL has decreased its sourcing sharply by 35% in Dec'18 to 11 rakes compared to 17 iron ore rakes from NMDC in Nov'18.
NMDC iron ore exports dropped 28% in Dec’18
NMDC exports of iron ore for the month of Dec’18 witnessed fall of 28% to 48 rakes as compared to 67 rakes a month before.
New Delhi – Global iron ore prices are seen stagnating in the next few years on excessive supplies and slowing Chinese demand, yet a strong growth elsewhere in Asia is expected to keep prices supported and trade booming.
Trade statistics released by Canada custom shows that the iron ore exports by the country recorded at 4.01 MnT in Nov'18. The exports depicted fall of 21% as compared to Oct'18 exports at 5.1 MnT. On yearly basis exports witnessed a fall of 4% as against 4.16 MnT in Nov'17.
World's second largest exporter of Iron ore - Brazil, increased its iron ore exports in CY'18 by 3% to 394 MnT as against 384 MnT in CY'17 for the 6th consecutive year in 2018.
A new steel ingot production unit will open in the city of Sirjan, Iran’s province of Kerman, in early February, an Iranian lawmaker said, adding that the opening ceremony will be attended by First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri.
A retired Brazilian Army officer who recently advised Canadian miner Belo Sun (TSX: BSX) about its plans to mine gold in the Amazon, will head the country’s Indigenous Rights Agency (Funai) aiming at using his experience in the sector to deal with hundreds of impending clashes between miners and locals.
Amid significant fall in domestic Iron ore prices, the sponge manufacturers in Central, East & Southern India are shifting their interest towards Iron ore rather than pellets.