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Low grade miners are gradually incentivised out and higher grades gradually grow to dominate both the supply of and the pinch point of iron ore pricing. Lack of Chinese supply makes scrap expensive vs iron ore
China's iron ore imports are forecast to gradually decline at an average annual rate of 0.6 per cent over the outlook period, to reach 1.07 billion tonnes in 2020. The outlook for China's iron ore import demand is driven by a projected decline in steel production (see the Steel chapter).
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At this point, the iron ore was gradually turned into molten iron due to Smith's reduction interactions. The limestone reacted by separating the iron and into impurities to form slag. Smith alternated between filtering out the slag and maintaining the heat.
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Iron ore is converted into various types of iron through several processes. The most common process is the use of a blast furnace to produce pig iron which is about 92-94% iron and 3-5% carbon with smaller amounts of other elements.
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The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is located in Kiruna in Norrbotten County, Lapland. The mine which is owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB), a large Swedish mining company, has an annual production capacity of over 26 million tonnes of iron ore. In 2008 the mine produced 27.5 million tonnes of iron ore.
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Most important, it releases oxygen from the iron ore, which makes up a high percentage of common iron ores. The most primitive facility used to smelt iron is a bloomery . There, a blacksmith burns charcoal with iron ore and a good supply of oxygen (provided by a bellows or blower).
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With respect to iron ore imports and exports, China imported about 65% of the world's seaborne iron ore trade in 2013, followed by Japan (11%), Europe (10%), and Korea (6%), which is a clear indication that the Asian countries are driving the international iron ore industry.
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Imports are currently a necessity but, as domestic iron ore supply gradually improves in the new financial year, domestic prices will continue to be affected by seaborne prices, as these are forecast to fall below the parity price threshold of ~$70 /t.