As Dalian iron ore prices have risen, optimistic expectations for the economy have declined due to rising cases in China.
Quarry iron ore futures, the most traded contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange, rose 0.5% on the day to close at 665.50 yuan ($ 91.96) per tonne.
The iron ore futures contract traded on the Singapore Commodity Exchange rose 0.1% to $ 86.25.
On the Shanghai futures exchange, ribbed steel fell 0.6%, hot rolled steel (HRC) coils by 0.4% and stainless steel by 2.3%.
Dalian coke futures prices fell 0.5%, while coke futures prices rose 0.2%.