Iron Ore in Free Fall as Port Holdings Expand, Trade Frenzy Ebbs

  • Rising stockpiles indicate the market isn't strong, NAB says
  • Prices have slumped 22% since peaking at over $70 last month

Rio Tinto Reaffirms Goal for Iron Ore Output

Iron ore’s in free fall. Prices plummeted as port stockpiles in China expanded to the highest level in more than a year following moves by local authorities to quell frenzied speculation in raw-material futures.

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