Sep 12, 2018 . In 2017, Canada was the ninth largest producer of iron ore in the world; The top . their production to 49.0 million tonnes of iron ore in concentrate and pellets in 2017, . Iron ore prices have fluctuated over the past decade.
Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. .. The typical magnetite iron ore concentrate has less than 0.1% phosphorus, 37% silica and less than 3% aluminium. .. The main constraint is the position of the iron ore relative to market, the cost of rail infrastructure to get it to market.