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Has Trade War Affected China’s Steel and Iron Ore Demand?

Annie Gilroy
Has Trade War Affected China’s Steel and Iron Ore Demand?

China consumes more than 70% of seaborne-traded iron ore, so it’s important for iron ore investors to track the country’s demand and outlook to gauge the overall outlook for iron ore. After dropping by 12% YoY (year-over-year) in June, China’s iron ore imports rose 4.2% YoY to 89.96 million tons in July, which is a rise of 8.0% sequentially.