Iron ore export volumes via Port Hedland dropped by over 7% during November 2021, with broad, modest declines across major Asian partners.
Sales to China decreased by 6.7% month-on-month to 36,485,583 tonnes, with government-enforced industrial slow downs leading into the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The figure represented a 5.9% increase in tonnage compared to the same month in 2020.
Sales to Japan dropped by 10.9% month-on-month, while shipments to South Korea recorded a 4.2% decline.
Exports of manganese ore via Port Hedland declined by 59% to 73,500 tonnes, while no spodumene concentrate exports where recorded for November.
Copper concentrate exports increased by 50% to 32702 tonnes, with output headed to Japan, the Philippines and Taiwan, Province of China.