Iron ore war rages as BHP ramps up

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 13 & 19 : 22-Jul-20

BHP has advised that production at its Pilbara iron ore mines rose to a record 281 million tonnes in 2019-20, while shipments totalled 283.3 million tonnes. BHP has forecast that its iron ore shipments for 2020-21 will be within the range of 276 to 286 million tonnes. BHP’s average realised price for iron ore rose by 16 per cent in 2019-20 to $US77.36 a wet metric tonne, excluding shipping costs. Meanwhile, Brazilian rival Vale has reported iron ore output of 25.1 million tonnes for June, and it still expects full-year production of between 310 and 330 million tonnes.


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