Iron ore prices remain strong on demand from China
8 April 2013 Last updated at 03:30 BST
China's demand for iron ore is playing a major role in keeping the market in the commodity buoyant.
Used in the production of steel, China imported 19 million tonnes of iron ore from Australia in March, a 22% increase on February's figure.
But can this strong price environment be sustained over the long-term? Jay Hambro, chairman at IRC, says yes, and not just because demand is high.