Iron continued its late year revival overnight, rising for the ninth consecutive session.
According to Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62% fines rose by a further 2.62%, or $1.11, to $43.42 a tonne.
The increase, the largest in percentage terms since October 8, makes the gain from the record-low level of $38.30 a tonne struck on December 11 an impressive 13.37%.
In the past three sessions alone the price has put on 5.9%, with the current winning streak the longest seen since March 2012.
Suggesting that the price may rally for a tenth consecutive session today, Chinese iron ore futures continued to push higher overnight. The most actively traded May 2016 contract on the Dalian Commodities Exchange rose by a further 0.94% to 323.5 yuan.
If maintained during today’s day session, beginning at 12pm AEDT, it suggests there’s likely to be another increase in the spot price later on this evening.