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China’s iron ore imports rebound as steel production resumes

China’s iron ore imports rose in March after touching a 10-month-low in February, customs data showed on Friday, with steel mills resume production after winter restrictions started to end.

Arrivals of the steelmaking raw ingredient came in at 86.42 million tonnes in March, 4 per cent higher than the previous month and 1 per cent more than a year earlier, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs on Friday.

For the first quarter of 2019, China brought in 261 million tonnes of iron ore, the data showed, down 3.5 percent from 270 . . .

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