Japanese Trade Data
Japanese iron ore imports rose to a four month high of 10.8 Mt in August, but remained down by 7.7% year-on-year, according to provisional trade data. Imports for January-August fell by 4.7% on the same period in 2014 at 86.0 Mt. Coal imports rose by 1.4% annually in August to 16.5 Mt with the January-August total up slightly at 126.3 Mt. Steel exports dropped to a six month low of 3.4 Mt, down 3.4% year-on-year.