daily run-of-mine output of 4.03 million tonnes per day in
October was down 6.3 percent from Septembers record high
due to reduced mining activities during the month, according to
data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
"There was dynamite control
during the weeklong national holiday, and in late October ahead
of Chinas 18th Communist Party Congress, so iron ore
output dropped," an industry analyst in Shanghai told
AMM sister publication Steel First.
However, output for the first 10 months of the year totaled
109.11 million tonnes per day, up 16.2 percent year on
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel