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Iron ore exports via Port Hedland down 8.3 percent in Jan from Dec

Thursday, 09 February 2017 16:57:29 (GMT+3)   -   Istanbul
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In January this year, iron ore shipments from Australia's Port Hedland decreased by 8.3 percent compared to December and were up 19.2 percent year on year, totaling 40.3 million metric tons. 
 
According to the information released by Port Hedland Port Authority, in January of the current year iron ore shipments made from Port Hedland to China amounted to 34.5 million metric tons, falling by 7.8 percent compared to the previous month and increasing by 19.2 percent year on year. South Korea and Japan followed China in January, receiving 3.16 million mt and 868,150 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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