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    Port Hedland iron ore exports up 17% in December as steel mills restock

    Port Hedland iron ore export volumes increased by over 17% during December 2021, with China and Japan accounting for much of the growth.

    Sales to China increased by 15.4% month-on-month to 42,122,570 tonnes, with steel mills restocking for the new year.

    The figure represented a 5.4% increase in tonnage compared to the same month in 2020.

    Sales to Japan rose by 88.2% month-on-month, while shipments to South Korea recorded a 8.2% decline.

    Port Hedland Export Data – December 2021. Data source: Pilbara Ports Authority
    Port Hedland Export Data – December 2021. Data source: Pilbara Ports Authority

    Exports of manganese ore via Port Hedland spiked by 198% to 219343 tonnes, while spodumene concentrate exports recommenced at 62,621 tonnes.

    Copper concentrate exports declined by 26% to 24,172 tonnes, with Japan and the Philippines taking up the entirety of export volume.

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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 09-08-2022
    • Gold $1,789.20
    • Silver $20.65
    • Platinum $940.00
    • Palladium $2,162.00
    • Dalian Iron Ore i2301 $110.28
    • Aluminium $2,416.00
    • Cobalt $50,460.00
    • Copper $7,870.50
    • Lead $2,070.00
    • Nickel $22,216.00
    • Tin $24,455.00
    • Zinc $3,488.50