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Chinese Iron Ore Imports Breakdown

Iron Ore

Of the 74.1 Mt of iron ore China imported in August, 62.8 Mt was sourced from Australia (46.6 Mt) and Brazil (16.2 Mt), up 2.3 Mt year-on-year, according to customs data. Shipments from Australia and Brazil accounted for 84.8% of China's overall imports, the highest proportion on record. Imports from South Africa rose by 1.1 Mt year-on-year to 4.2 Mt in August, while shipments from West Africa continued to perform weakly, halving to 1.1 Mt.