Email Us

Vale's Chief Executive Says Iron Ore Is Not In A Supercycle

Iron ore is not starting a new supercycle, according to Vale chief executive Eduardo Bartolomeo. In a FinancialTimes interview, the ceo estimates that demand will level off in two years.

Bartolomeo says the recent record high in iron ore prices is very different from the boom seen in the early 2000s, which was motivated by China's accelerated industrialization.

"In the last supercycle, we had a strong growing construction activity in China," he is quoted as saying. "It was a structural change. We are not talking about a big shocking demand right now. It's a small thing." However, recovery in the worlds major economies and iron ore producers operating close to maximum capacity will sustain prices until 2023.

"Although much is said about cuts, production is still increasing in China and now we have Europe coming back and the US announcing a huge stimulus package. There are also restrictions on supply. This market will be tight for a while," he comments.

The boosted performance of iron ore has been very good for large producers such as Vale, especially after the tragic rupture of the B1 dam in Brumadinho two years ago, Kallanish notes.

Bartolomeo expects that, at some point, Vale will have to increase production to 400 million tonnes/year because iron ore is a "high fixed cost business, but the company will do this in a very calculated way, carefully and safely".

According to Vale's CEO, China will reduce its dependence on iron ore in the medium term because of the increased use of scrap by its mills. Bartolomeo foresees there will also be amove to higher-quality iron ore as the steel industry is turning to new methods to reduce emissions, such as hydrogen-based production.

Short comments: The rising price of Chinese steel and the policy of restricting export have led to the instability of international steel prices, but this will be a short-term impact. You can wait for the reduction of steel prices to purchase our drum closure, drum cap seal, drum clamp and drum sealing bolt.

Popular Drum Barrel Fittings

Related Drum Accessories and Fittings News & Blog

  • The Dragon Boat FestivalThe Dragon Boat FestivalJuly 1, 2022Today is our traditional festival, the Dragon Boat Festival.The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Duanyang Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Tianzhong Festival and so on, originated from the worsh...view
  • Epoxy Phenolic Resin PaintEpoxy Phenolic Resin PaintAugust 18, 2023Today we introduce epoxy phenolic resin paint, which is a high-performance, high-crosslinking, two-component epoxy phenolic tank paint with outstanding heat and solvent resistance.All surfaces to be c...view
  • The Speech Of Luo Tiejun Of Steel SituationThe Speech Of Luo Tiejun Of Steel SituationJuly 1, 2022Luo Tiejun made a response to the hot issues of production limitation, export tax rebate, carbon peak, industry self-discipline and so on, and pointed out:At the beginning of this year, the state prop...view
  • From The Perspective Of VOCs Source Emission ReductionFrom The Perspective Of VOCs Source Emission ReductionJuly 4, 2022First, since the implementation of the above-mentioned national standards, the use of ink, adhesives, cleaning agents and other products within the scope of application of the standards should comply ...view
  • Sources Said Russia's Proposed Export Tax Would Hurt The IndustrySources Said Russia's Proposed Export Tax Would Hurt The IndustryJuly 1, 2022Russia's decision to apply a 15%duty on all major ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports for six months will adversely impact the industry and force Russian steel products from the global market, ...view
  • Please Keep These Points in Mind When Handling Dangerous Chemicals!Please Keep These Points in Mind When Handling Dangerous Chemicals!July 1, 2022On June 12, a vehicle leaked while unloading methyl formate from Sanqiang Xingxing Chemical Trading Co., Ltd. in Guiyang, Guizhou province, killing eight people and injuring three others, once again a...view
No.58 Qinjian Road, Hengshan Industrial Park, Shouchang Town, Jiande City, Zhejiang Province, China