China December 2020

Australian exports to China hold steady in December 2020

As per the Monthly Bulletin by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing posted a 0.24% month-on-month jump in imports from Australia for December 2020 compared to November 2020 data of US$9,489.42million.

For December 2020, the total import value stood at US$9,512.50 million, which is a nearly 8.91% Year Over Year decline compared to December 2019 data of US$10,443.09 million. With the latest data, China’s import from Australia totalled US$114,836.70 million for the twelve months in 2020, which is a 5.43% decline compared to US$121,431.54 million for the twelve months in 2019.

Iron ore and concentrates

Chinese import of Iron ore and concentrates for December 2020 was reported at 96.75 million tonnes, valued at US$11,742.70 million. This is a 1.43% decline from the previous number of 98.15 million tonnes for November 2020 and a 4.5% Year-over-Year decrease compared to the December 2019 value of 101.30 million tonnes.

Copper ore and concentrates

China’s import of Copper ore and concentrates for December 2020, valued at US$3,481.40 million, surged by nearly 3% to 1.89 million tonnes compared to the November 2020 total of 1.83 million tonnes. However, this is a nearly 2.25% downside Year-Over-Year when compared to the December 2019 value of 1.93 million tonnes.

Coal and lignite

China imported 39.08 million tonnes of Coal and lignite in December 2020, valued at US$1,946.10 million. This is a massive 1309.39% year-over-year surge compared to 2.77 million tonnes in December 2019 and a 234.80% upside from November 2020 data of 11.67 million tonnes.

Written By Jonathan Norris
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