Australian Trade Data
Coal, Iron Ore
Australian iron ore exports rose to 70.8 Mt (wet basis) in August, from 67.2 Mt in July, very close to June's all-time high of 70.9 Mt, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Imports for the period January-August were up by 37.8 Mt on the same period in 2014 at 526.0 Mt. Australia's coal exports climbed to a year-to-date high in August at 35.4 Mt, up 1.3 Mt year-on-year. Coking coal exports increased by 0.8 Mt year-on-year to 16.7 Mt, while shipments of steam coal and anthracite combined rose by 0.5 Mt to 18.6 Mt.