Links to previous press releases are below.
Indonesian Coal, Bauxite Exports in February
Coal exports from Indonesia rose by 2.4 Mt year-on-year to just under 37 Mt in February, according to data from Bank Indonesia. Shipments declined from 38.2 Mt in January.
Meanwhile, the country’s bauxite exports were flat on the year at 1.4 Mt in February (-0.2 Mt from January).
Lockdowns Extended in India, South Africa, Colombia
The Indian government has announced the three-week nationwide lockdown, due to end on 14 April, will now be extended to at least 3 May. This follows earlier announcements by South Africa and Colombia that their nationwide lockdowns would be extended to 30 April and 27 April, respectively.
Iron Ore Inventories at Chinese Ports Edge Higher
Stockpiles of iron ore at 42 ports in China surveyed by U-Metal posted the first week-on-week rise since early February, inching up by 0.5 Mt week-on-week to 116.4 Mt on 10 April. By contrast on 12 April 2019 inventories were at 141.3 Mt.