Asset Classes

Iron Ore

Parent Asset Class

Iron ore is the third most common element making up the Earth. It is the key input for the global iron and steel industries. Almost 98% of mined iron ore is used in steel making. About 50 countries mine iron ore, with Australia and Brazil dominating the market share for exports. Investors can gain exposure to iron ore price fluctuations by investing in public companies that extract iron ore or use it as a key input in their business.