The All Ordinaries index gained 68.8 points to end the day 1.63% higher at 4,277.7.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) gained 3.90% to close at $4.80 after it announced its December quarter production results. Total shipped tonnes rose 19% to 14.8mt for the quarter. The company recorded an annualised run rate of 59mtpa through the quarter with a standout December month result of 5.3mt approaching a run rate of 64mtpa. FMG also reported a reduction in average C1 cost to US$46.43 per wet metric tonne.