Safe carriage of Iron ore other iron concentrates in bulk Iron ore is used for the production of metallic iron in steelmaking. Although some 45 countries export natural iron ore resources, seven countries provide 75% of the total exported. The two largest exporters are Brazil and Australia, with about 33% of total world exports each.
To be worth while, the tonnage must be counted in millions of tons. Impurities in Iron Ores There are certain impurities that lower the value of iron ores or may even make them valueless. Sulphur in the ore goes partly into the iron and steel and makes them brittle. While it is .