SOURCE: Cotton & Western Mining, Inc.

April 13, 2009 09:45 ET

Cotton & Western Mining, Inc. - CWRN: Sets 2009 Fixed Iron Ore Price at $45.00 per Dry Metric Ton FOB Mexico

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - Cotton & Western Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CWRN), China Steel Makers (fueled by the hundreds of smaller steel mills) have greatly exceeded the China Sea Bourne Trade expectations by setting a record import of 52.8 million metric tons of iron ore in March. It is not entirely surprising given that the smaller mills with less overhead expense can produce a number of lower end steel products as opposed to the larger mills specializing in high end steel products, (i.e., the auto and petroleum industries, which demands are still down world-wide) and with larger overheads. The 2009 annual fixed contract prices have not yet been agreed upon between China's major steel mills and the Big 3 producers; however, CWRN has concentrated its efforts in financing the Baja iron ore project through negotiations with smaller steel mills that have a need for a steady supply of quality iron ore. The company has reached an agreement for a base price of $45.00 per dry metric ton, FOB, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico less a per ton discount for financing the project together with exclusive rights to the iron ore production from Baja Nos. 4 and 14, CWRN's 2009 fixed price represents approximately a 40 to 45% reduction form the 2008 prices, FOB Mexico.

Read more about the recent iron ore imports to China from Alfred Cang, reporting for Reuters on Friday April 10, 2009:

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