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Iron Ore

Commodity · USD/t
109.85

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Market Index tracks the industry standard NYMEX traded 62% Fe, CFR China in $US/metric tonne.

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About the Price

Iron Ore (Fe) is mined in around 50 countries worldwide and used to make steel (buildings, cars, white goods etc.).

Global economic growth is the primary factor that drives its supply and demand. When economies are growing, the need for steel in construction increases which drives the price up.

Growth in China (the world's largest consumer of metals) has affected the price of iron ore so much recently that the spot price can almost be considered a proxy for China's economic health.

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Performance USD/t Amount Change
1 Week -3.51 -3.10%
1 Month -0.12 -0.11%
3 Month -22.05 -16.72%
6 Month -40.26 -26.82%
1 Year -63.67 -36.69%

At Market Close · 09/08

ASX Iron Ore Companies

Closed - 08/2022
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Company Price Chg % Chg High Low Volume Mkt Cap 1 Year
AKO
Akora Resources Ltd
$0.16 0.00 0.00% $0.16 $0.16 147,536 $10.1 M -31.92%
BCI
BCI Minerals Ltd
$0.245 -0.005 -2.00% $0.26 $0.24 1,442,413 $296.11 M -49.49%
BCK
Brockman Mining Ltd
$0.03 0.00 0.00% $0.033 $0.03 309,968 $278.41 M -21.05%
BHP
BHP Group Ltd
$38.30 -0.52 -1.34% $39.04 $38.30 7,854,491 $193.89 B -16.90%
CIA
Champion Iron Ltd
$4.95 -0.18 -3.51% $5.13 $4.95 2,642,349 $2.56 B -20.42%
CTM
Centaurus Metals Ltd
$1.03 +0.01 +0.98% $1.06 $1.025 588,373 $439.92 M +7.29%
CUF
Cufe Ltd
$0.02 0.00 0.00% $0.021 $0.02 2,896,592 $19.32 M -72.97%
DRR
Deterra Royalties Ltd
$4.58 -0.04 -0.87% $4.61 $4.54 421,738 $2.42 B +2.92%
EFE
Eastern Resources Ltd
$0.033 +0.003 +10.00% $0.034 $0.03 19,519,607 $32.94 M +106.25%
EQN
Equinox Resources Ltd
$0.16 +0.035 +28.00% $0.16 $0.15 205,000 $7.2 M -20.00%
FEX
FENIX Resources Ltd
$0.29 -0.005 -1.70% $0.30 $0.29 1,062,209 $158.4 M -17.14%
FHS
Freehill Mining Ltd
$0.017 0.00 0.00% $0.00 $0.00 - $30.76 M -50.00%
FMG
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
$18.83 -0.12 -0.63% $19.11 $18.76 6,201,073 $57.98 B -16.35%
FMS
Flinders Mines Ltd
$0.50 0.00 0.00% $0.50 $0.50 2,500 $84.42 M -47.09%
GEN
Genmin Ltd
$0.255 0.00 0.00% $0.255 $0.255 20 $72.24 M +15.91%
GRR
Grange Resources Ltd
$1.21 +0.01 +0.83% $1.225 $1.18 3,913,726 $1.4 B +89.95%
GWR
GWR Group Ltd
$0.098 +0.005 +5.38% $0.098 $0.098 5,000 $31.48 M -65.00%
HAV
Havilah Resources Ltd
$0.28 +0.01 +3.70% $0.28 $0.275 269,501 $88.65 M +47.37%
HAW
Hawthorn Resources Ltd
$0.085 0.00 0.00% $0.00 $0.00 - $28.35 M +93.18%
HIO
Hawsons Iron Ltd
$0.32 -0.015 -4.48% $0.335 $0.315 1,873,321 $237.14 M +128.57%
HLX
HELIX Resources Ltd
$0.008 0.00 0.00% $0.008 $0.008 4,112,500 $18.59 M -65.22%
IRD
Iron Road Ltd
$0.145 0.00 0.00% $0.145 $0.145 6,804 $115.85 M -35.56%
JNO
Juno Minerals Ltd
$0.12 -0.01 -7.69% $0.13 $0.12 42,222 $16.28 M -35.14%
LCY
Legacy Iron Ore Ltd
$0.02 0.00 0.00% $0.02 $0.019 351,304 $128.14 M +42.86%
MGT
Magnetite Mines Ltd
$0.025 -0.001 -3.85% $0.027 $0.025 4,113,665 $94.79 M -21.05%
MGU
Magnum Mining and Exploration Ltd
$0.042 0.00 0.00% $0.043 $0.041 480,296 $22.39 M -67.69%
MGX
Mount Gibson Iron Ltd
$0.51 +0.005 +0.99% $0.515 $0.498 1,198,418 $617.39 M -33.77%
MIN
Mineral Resources Ltd
$58.73 -1.20 -2.00% $59.72 $58.26 718,901 $11.12 B -2.60%
MIO
Macarthur Minerals Ltd
$0.21 +0.04 +23.53% $0.22 $0.185 603,652 $33.86 M -63.79%
PFE
Pantera Minerals Ltd
$0.14 +0.01 +7.69% $0.14 $0.13 3,500 $7.21 M -61.11%
PLG
Pearl Gull Iron Ltd
$0.04 0.00 0.00% $0.04 $0.04 64,000 $2.2 M -80.00%
RHI
Red Hill Iron Ltd
$3.46 0.00 0.00% $0.00 $0.00 - $220.85 M +1.93%
RIO
RIO Tinto Ltd
$99.18 -0.21 -0.21% $100.335 $99.18 1,595,860 $36.82 B -22.21%
SRK
Strike Resources Ltd
$0.125 -0.01 -7.41% $0.135 $0.125 256,118 $33.75 M -50.98%
TI1
Tombador Iron Ltd
$0.029 0.00 0.00% $0.00 $0.00 - $32.55 M -57.97%
TMT
Technology Metals Australia Ltd
SPONSORED
$0.365 +0.005 +1.39% $0.37 $0.36 423,341 $76.59 M +1.39%
TNG
TNG Ltd
$0.10 -0.005 -4.76% $0.105 $0.10 1,581,501 $138.84 M +36.99%
VMS
Venture Minerals Ltd
$0.034 +0.005 +17.24% $0.034 $0.029 5,018,377 $57.03 M -65.31%

Australia is the world's largest iron ore exporter (and 2nd largest producer) accounting for around a third of global production.

Western Australia holds just over 90% of Australia's identified iron ore resources and has a reputation for producing consistently high concentrations of around 60%. Rio Tinto (RIO), BHP Billiton (BHP) and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) account for ~90% of Australia's iron ore production (2014).

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Historical Chart

The iron ore spot price became a mature benchmark in 2008 when Platts started publishing daily assessments. The Steel Index and Metal Bulletin followed suit shortly afterwards. The industry standard specification is 62% Fe (CFR China).

Resources

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Commodities Workbook

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Download a spreadsheet of 62% FE spot (CFR Tianjin port) since 1980.

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Australian Iron Ore Resources

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A large 2MB image of Australia's iron ore deposits.

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Australian Mineral Resources

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A list of Australia's major minerals with statistics and maps outlining all known deposits and operating mines.