BEIJING, April 4 (Reuters) - Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures fell for a second session on Tuesday, pressured by higher shipments, weak steel demand in the traditionally peak construction season and lingering concerns about government intervention.

"The current apparent (steel) demand is weaker than expected, putting downward pressure on the raw materials market," said a Tianjin-based iron ore analyst.

Market talks that China's National Development and Reform Commission met with several futures companies in Beijing on Monday to discuss the iron ore market, have raised fears of more government action against hoarding and speculative activities, said analysts.

The most-traded May iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) traded 2.22% lower at 880 yuan ($127.87) a tonne, as of 0205 GMT.

On the Singapore Exchange, the benchmark May iron ore was 2.19% lower at $118.25 a tonne, as of 0223 GMT.

Other steelmaking raw materials coking coal and coke fell sharply, dragged down by abundant supply and weak demand. Coking coal slumped 3.98% and coke lost 3.76%.

Some mills in northern China's Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong provinces successfully lowered their coke purchase prices by 50-100 yuan a tonne, information from Mysteel consultancy showed.

"Spot prices slumped due to supply outpacing demand at the moment, putting pressure on the futures market as well. We expect the second round of proposal for (coke) price drop to be on the way," said a Shanghai-based coking coal and coke analyst.

Prices of steel futures were also weaker. Rebar on the Shanghai Futures Exchange declined by 2.04% to 4,024 yuan a tonne, hot-rolled coil shed 1.94%, wire rod dropped 1.13% and stainless steel dipped 0.41%.

Despite the current ferrous market weakness, some analysts expect steel demand to gradually pick up in April following the latest round of inclement weather that has hit many regions across China and affected construction activities. ($1 = 6.8820 Chinese yuan) (Reporting by Amy Lv and Dominique Patton; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)