Daily iron ore price update (inventories)

The iron ore complex sank on March 8, 2020 as a rising US dollar put a sizable dent in global reflation trades that include metals:

Chinese steel inventories are now peaking in their CNY rebuild. It looks like we will top out at the second-highest ever around 37mt:

Which is not necessarily immediately bearish. It will depend on downstream demand. So far, property sales have shrugged off tightening:

My view remains that Chinese demand will slow in H2 and iron ore prices fall as supply normalises.

David Llewellyn-Smith

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