Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Australia Sees Higher Commodity Exports, Lifts Iron-Ore Estimate

Australia, the world’s biggest shipper of iron ore, expects to earn more from the export of minerals and energy resources next fiscal year after raising its price forecast for the steelmaking raw material.

The value of exports may total A$205 billion ($213 billion) in the year ending June 30, 2014, the Canberra-based Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics said in a report today. Export earnings may be A$186 billion in the year ending June 30, it said. The bureau expects iron ore prices to average $119 a ton in 2013, compared with a December estimate of $106 a ton.

Iron ore has dropped 7.3 percent in 2013 as industrial output in China, the largest buyer, had the weakest start to a year since 2009 and concern rose that curbs on construction in the country will reduce demand for the steelmaking material. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut its estimate for iron ore yesterday on expectations demand will moderate and steel production will slow in China, joining analysts from Morgan Stanley to Deutsche Bank AG to Credit Suisse Group AG in forecasting lower prices.

Iron ore with 62 percent content delivered to the Chinese port of Tianjin slipped 0.2 percent to $134.40 a dry ton yesterday, according to the Steel Index Ltd. Swaps were trading at $132 a ton for April, $127.50 for the second quarter and $121.25 for the third, according to SSY Futures Ltd., a broker.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.