The iron ore price continued to rally on Friday, extending its run of gains into a fifth consecutive session.
According to Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62% fines rose by a further 0.46%, or 21 cents, to $45.73 a tonne, leaving the price at the highest level seen since mid-November last year.
For the week, the benchmark price rose by 9.6%, taking its gains from the all time record low of $38.30 a tonne struck on December 11 last year to 19.4%.
It is now closing in on the 20% gain deemed to mark a technical bull market.
With mainland Chinese markets now closed for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, no spot pricing will be released until Wednesday, February 10. Chinese iron ore futures will also remain closed for the entire week.