Iron ore spot markets were near static on Monday, devoid of any significant market activity due to a public holiday in China.
Movement was limited in scale, but there was a small pop in the benchmark price following a shellacking on Friday.
Metal Bulletin said that the price for benchmark 62% fines rose by 1% to $58.50 a tonne, recouping around a quarter of the near 4% plunge recorded in the previous session.
Elsewhere the movements were small, if not nonexistent.
That looks set to remain the prevailing theme today with Chinese markets yet again closed for a public holiday.
Market activity should begin to pick up on Wednesday as Chinese futures — often influential on spot price movements — reopen following a four-day break.