The two day, 7% plus rally in the iron ore price has ended.
According to Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62% fines fell by 0.92%, or 43 cents, to $46.35 a tonne on Wednesday, narrowing its year to date increase to 6.38%.
Suggesting that the weakness in the spot price may extend into a second consecutive session, Chinese iron ore futures fell modestly in overnight trade.
The May 2016 contract on the Dalian Commodities Exchange slid by 0.44% to 339.0 yuan, pointing to the potential for a further decline in the spot price should the decline be sustained or built upon today.
Trade in Dalian will resume at 12pm AEDT.