Port Hedland Iron Ore Exports

Port Hedland iron ore exports hold steady for April 2022

Port Hedland iron ore export volumes declined by a modest 1.6% during April 2022, driven largely by a drop in Japanese business.

Sales to China held steady month-on-month at 39,457,514 tonnes. The figure represented an 8.7% increase in tonnage compared to the same month in 2021.

Sales to Japan declined by 30% month-on-month to 1,717,190 tonnes, while shipments to South Korea dropped by 9% to 3,099,621 tonnes.

Port Hedland Export Data – April 2022. Data source: Pilbara Ports Authority

Spodumene concentrate exports saw a 6.8% month-on-month drop to 39,664 tonnes, while copper concentrate exports declined by 42% to 16,671 tonnes.

No exports of manganese ore were recorded via Port Hedland for April.

Written By Jonathan Norris
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