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Port Hedland Iron Ore Exports in 2016

Iron Ore

Iron ore exports from Port Hedland climbed to a monthly high of 43.9 Mt in December, up 6.4 Mt year-on-year and the eleventh consecutive month output has increased on an annual basis, according to port authority data. Port Hedland shipped a record 478.9 Mt of iron ore in 2016, up 32.8 Mt year-on-year, of this 395.4 Mt was exported to China. Meanwhile, Australia’s iron ore exports (wet basis) increased by 5.8 Mt in November to the highest level since August at 73.6 Mt, official data show.