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Australian Iron Ore and Coal Exports

Coal, Iron Ore

Australian iron ore exports fell to a three-month low of 69.3 Mt (wet basis) in October, however they were still up by 2.5 Mt year-on-year, according to official data. Exports for the year to October were up 46.1 Mt on the same ten months in 2014 at 665.7 Mt. Of the 32.4 Mt of coal Australia exported in October 17.0 Mt consisted of steam coal (incl. anthracite), up 0.3 Mt year-on-year. In contrast, coking coal exports fell on an annual basis for the second successive month to 15.4 Mt, down 0.8 Mt on October 2014. Imports of all coal types in January to October were up 4.2 Mt on the same period in 2014 at 321.9 Mt.