Japanese Iron Ore and Coal Imports
Coal, Iron Ore
Japanese iron ore imports fell to a 20-month low of 10.2 Mt in January, down 1.7% year-on-year, according to provisional trade data from the country’s Ministry of Finance. This is the fourth consecutive month imports have declined on an annual basis. By contrast, the country’s coal imports rose by 3.5% in January to 17.5 Mt, the highest level since July 2015.