Feb 23, 2019

World - Iron Ores And Concentrates - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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Global Iron Ore Market Overview 2019

Iron Ore Market Size

The global iron ore market revenue amounted to $X in 2017, jumping by X% against the previous year. Overall, iron ore consumption continues to indicate a mild drop. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the global iron ore market reached its peak figure level of $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2017, it failed to regain its momentum.

Iron Ore Production

In 2017, approx. X tonnes of iron ores and concentrates were produced worldwide; flattening at the previous year. The total output volume increased an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, with an increase of X% y-o-y. Global iron ore production peaked in 2017, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Iron Ore Exports

Global exports totaled X tonnes in 2017, approximately reflecting the previous year. Overall, iron ore exports continue to indicate a prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when exports increased by X% year-to-year. In that year, the global iron ore exports attained their peak volume of X tonnes. From 2014 to 2017, growth of the global iron ore exports failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, iron ore exports amounted to $X in 2017. In general, iron ore exports continue to indicate a strong increase. Global exports peaked of $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, it failed to regain its momentum.

Iron Ore Exports by Country

Australia prevails in iron ore exports structure, amounting to X tonnes, which was near X% of total exports in 2017. It was distantly followed by Brazil (X tonnes), comprising X% share of total exports. Canada (X tonnes) and Iran (X tonnes) took the weak share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2017, average annual rates of growth with regard to iron ore exports from Australia stood at +X%. At the same time, Iran (+X%), Canada (+X%) and Brazil (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Iran emerged as the fastest growing exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007-2017. From 2007 to 2017, the share of Canada, Brazil and Australia decreased by -X%, -X% and -X% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Australia ($X) remains the largest iron ore supplier worldwide, making up X% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($X), with a X% share of global exports. It was followed by Canada, with a X% share.

In Australia, iron ore exports increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2017. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Brazil (+X% per year) and Canada (+X% per year).

Iron Ore Export Prices by Country

In 2017, the average iron ore export price amounted to $X per tonne, jumping by X% against the previous year. In general, iron ore export price continues to indicate a moderate decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average export prices for iron ores and concentrates attained its maximum level of $X per tonne in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2017, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2017, the country with the highest export price was Brazil ($X per tonne), while Australia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Australia (+X% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Iron Ore Imports

In 2017, the amount of iron ores and concentrates imported worldwide stood at X tonnes, picking up by X% against the previous year. Overall, the total imports indicated a remarkable expansion from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the iron ore imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017, when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Global imports peaked of X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, it failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, iron ore imports totaled $X in 2017. Overall, iron ore imports continue to indicate a strong increase. Global imports peaked of $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Iron Ore Imports by Country

China dominates iron ore imports structure, amounting to X tonnes, which was near X% of total imports in 2017. Japan (X tonnes) ranks second in terms of the global imports with a X% share, followed by South Korea (X%). Germany (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

China was also the fastest growing in terms of the iron ores and concentrates imports, with a CAGR of +X% from 2007 to 2017. At the same time, South Korea (+X%) displayed positive paces of growth. By contrast, Japan (-X%) and Germany (-X%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. South Korea (-X%) and China (-X%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported iron ores and concentrates worldwide, making up X% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($X), with a X% share of global imports. It was followed by South Korea, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2017, the average annual growth rate of value in China amounted to +X%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Japan (+X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

Iron Ore Import Prices by Country

The average iron ore import price stood at $X per tonne in 2017, remaining constant against the previous year. Overall, iron ore import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, an increase of X% against the previous year. Global import price peaked of $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2017, it failed to regain its momentum.

Average import prices varied noticeably amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, major importing countries recorded the following import prices: in Germany ($X per tonne) and Japan ($X per tonne), while China ($X per tonne) and South Korea ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Germany (+X% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
iron ores and concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites.


This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global iron ore market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Worldwide - the report contains statistical data for 200 countries and includes detailed profiles of the 50 largest consuming countries (United States
• China
• Japan
• Germany
• United Kingdom
• France
• Brazil
• Italy
• Russian Federation
• India
• Canada
• Australia
• Republic of Korea
• Spain
• Mexico
• Indonesia
• Netherlands
• Turkey
• Saudi Arabia
• Switzerland
• Sweden
• Nigeria
• Poland
• Belgium
• Argentina
• Norway
• Austria
• Thailand
• United Arab Emirates
• Colombia
• Denmark
• South Africa
• Malaysia
• Israel
• Singapore
• Egypt
• Philippines
• Finland
• Chile
• Ireland
• Pakistan
• Greece
• Portugal
• Kazakhstan
• Algeria
• Czech Republic
• Qatar
• Peru
• Romania
• Vietnam) + the largest producing countries.


Data coverage:

• Market volume and value;

• Per Capita consumption;

• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;

• Production, split by region and country;

• Trade (exports and imports);

• Export and import prices;

• Market trends, drivers and restraints;

• Key market players and their profiles.


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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

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4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

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5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

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6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2017
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2017
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

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11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

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United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2017
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2017
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015-2017
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2017
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2017
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2017
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2017
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