Iron ore in the 80s

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 825, 1981

NOEL G. THOMAS Director of Research, Dofasco Inc. Hamilton, Ontario

This paper will identify where the industry is heading with iron ore in the next ten years. From a customer's point of view, an indication of the changing, yet expanding, market will be made. This will progress further into the most likely changes in chemical and physical requirements of the ore products. No definite target can be set for 1990, but the logic from the direction of the changes will be established.
Keywords: Iron ore, Markets, Electric furnaces, Direct reduction, Scrap, Blast furnaces.