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    Port Hedland October iron ore exports stable despite China Gov pollution controls

    Iron ore export volumes via Port Hedland held stable for October 2021, with continuing firm demand from key Asian partners.

    Sales to China increased by just over 1% month-on-month to 39,098,056 tonnes despite enforced industrial shutdowns leading in to the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The figure represented a 1.5% drop in tonnage compared to the previous year.

    Sales to Japan dropped by 33% month-on-month, while South Korea saw a more moderate 2.3% decline.

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

    Exports of manganese ore via the port rose by 143% to 178,500 tonnes, while spodumene concentrate saw a sharp decline of 64% compared to September.

    Copper concentrate exports increased by 8% to 21,732 tonnes, with output headed to Japan and the Philippines.

    Tristan Lal
    Originally from Canada, Tristan contributes daily breaking news to Mining.com.au. Tristan completed her Bachelor of Journalism in Queensland, Australia and has over 10 years experience writing on a range of topics including resources, medical, construction, and business.

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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 06-12-2021
    • Gold $1,782.60
    • Silver $22.51
    • Platinum $930.00
    • Palladium $1,750.00
    • Dalian Iron Ore i2205 $98.48
    • Aluminium $2,623.00
    • Cobalt $67,050.00
    • Copper $9,418.00
    • Lead $2,210.50
    • Nickel $20,030.00
    • Tin $39,335.00
    • Zinc $3,161.50