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Iron-ore bear market deepens as Aussie mines expand: Commodities

Posted on 10 April 2014

The world is mining more iron ore than steelmakers need. Australia, the largest supplier, sent 504 ships from Port Hedland during the first quarter carrying enough iron-ore exports to build more than 700 Golden Gate Bridges. Shipments jumped 35 percent to the biggest buyer, China, where inventories have ballooned to the highest ever.
After companies including BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group expanded capacity to meet surging steel demand, output is climbing just as China’s economy slows to the weakest since 1990………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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