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Qinghuangdao Port is a major port for coal transportation.

October 16, 2017

China imported 27.08 million mt of coal, including lignite, thermal and metallurgical coal, in September, up 7.2% from August and up 11% year on year,...
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iron_ore_bulk

October 16, 2017

China’s iron ore imports rose 11 percent in September from a year earlier to a record high, according to customs data on Friday, even as...
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China Steel Industry

October 10, 2017

Shanghai steel rebar futures surged nearly 4 percent on Monday as Chinese markets reopened after a week-long holiday, with investors anticipating production cuts in the...
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rolls of steel sheet

October 3, 2017

Global stainless steel transaction values are currently influenced by several inflationary factors. (more…)
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A tug boat pulls a coal barge along the Mahakam River in Samarinda, Indonesia, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File Photo

October 3, 2017

Taiyuan, the capital of China’s northern province of Shanxi, which is known for its coal production, has banned the sale, transport and use of most...
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iron-ore-ship

October 1, 2017

The dry bulk market made a blistering rebound during the third quarter on the back of sustained demand for iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal...
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steel

September 27, 2017

China’s steelmaking raw materials extended their losses on Tuesday, with coke on a nine-day losing streak, even as steel was boosted by bargain-hunters and closures...
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iron_ore

September 26, 2017

Iron ore has slumped back into a bear market after posting the biggest weekly loss in 16 months amid concern that record demand in China...
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Qinghuangdao Port is a major port for coal transportation.

September 19, 2017

It is increasingly popular to write obituaries for coal, with analysts, market watchers, investors and utility bosses leaping on the bandwagon, declaiming that the days...
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IRONORE-

September 18, 2017

Iron ore is facing renewed pressure and risks sliding back into the $60s, as China’s economy shows signs of cooling and global mine supply increases,...
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Vale_Iron_Ore

September 15, 2017

The gap between high-grade and low-grade iron ore shot to a record this week as China’s intense environmental clean-up pushed more steel producers to use...
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An employee inspects some steel at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony late November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

September 13, 2017

Steel and iron ore futures in China advanced on Tuesday, regaining some lost ground after a five-day retreat, with demand seen remaining intact in the...
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china_iron_ore

September 12, 2017

Chinese iron ore futures fell to their weakest level in almost a month on Monday, dropping for a fifth session along with steel prices as...
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Coal

September 12, 2017

China’s imports of major commodities in August illustrate both why prices have gained in recent months and why this rally may be running out of...
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coal

September 7, 2017

Guangzhou port, the largest coal hub in southern China, has halted foreign coal imports, according to traders who use the port and said they had...
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