Iron Ore Mine Site Port Hedland Western Australia

Port Hedland records slow February with 18% decline in iron ore exports

Port Hedland iron ore export volumes declined by nearly 18% during February 2022, with declines driven by all major Asian partners.

Sales to China decreased by 17.5% month-on-month to 39,439,426 tonnes. The figure represented a 5.2% increase in tonnage compared to the same month in 2021.

Sales to Japan dropped by over 33.5% month-on-month, while shipments to South Korea recorded a 15.6% decline.

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

Exports of manganese ore via Port Hedland were down by nearly 68% to 33,000 tonnes, while spodumene concentrate exports saw a 12% increase to 23,059 tonnes.

Copper concentrate exports declined by over 48% to 11,652 tonnes, with Germany accounting for total export volume.

Written By Tristan Gray
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