Iron ore exports via Port Hedland down 7 percent in Mar from Feb

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:27:33 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

In March this year, iron ore shipments from Australia's Port Hedland decreased by seven percent compared to February and were down by 13.5 percent year on year, totaling 36.39 million mt.

According to the information released by Port Hedland Port Authority, in March iron ore shipments made from Port Hedland to China amounted to 30.7 million mt, falling by 8.2 percent compared to the previous month and decreasing by 12.2 percent year on year. South Korea and Japan followed China in March, receiving 2.6 million mt and 1.7 million mt respectively.

Port Hedland handles production from mines owned by BHP Billiton, Atlas Iron and Fortescue Metals Group in the iron ore-rich Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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