Australia exporta to China - April 2021

Australian exports to China surge 13% in April; iron ore down 3.5%

As per the latest Monthly Bulletin by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing posted a 13% month-on-month increase in imports from Australia for April 2021 compared to March 2021 data of US$13,159.4 million.

For April 2021, the total import value stood at US$14,865.1 million, which is also a 49% surge Year Over Year compared to April 2020 data of US$9,956.2 million. With the latest data, China’s import from Australia totalled US$48,775.6 million for the four months in 2021, which is a 29% increase compared to US$37,803.8 million for the first four months in 2020.

Iron ore and concentrates

Chinese import of Iron ore and concentrates for April 2021 was reported at 98.56 million tonnes, valued at US$16,202.30 million. This records a 3.5% downside from the previous number of 102.10 million tonnes for March 2021 and a 2.9% Year-over-Year increase compared to April 2020’s value of 95.71 million tonnes.

Copper ore and concentrates

China’s import of Copper ore and concentrates for April 2021, valued at US$4,327.70 million, dropped by 11.5% to 1.92 million tonnes compared to the March 2021 total of 2.17 million tonnes. This is also a 5.3% downside Year-Over-Year when compared to the April 2020 value of 2.02 million tonnes.

Coal and lignite

China imported 21.73 million tonnes of Coal and lignite in April 2021, valued at US$1,830.40 million. This is a 29.77% year-over-year decrease compared to 30.94 million tonnes in April 2020, and a 20.47% downside from March 2021 data of 27.32 million tonnes.

Written By Jonathan Norris
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