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Japanese Iron Ore & Coal Imports

Coal, Iron Ore

Japanese iron ore imports fell to a four-month low of 10.6 Mt in June, down by 5.8% year-on-year, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance. At 63.2 Mt, 1h17 shipments were 1.6% lower than the 1h16. By contrast, the country’s coal imports rose sharply to a five-month high of 17.3 Mt in June, up by 19.8% year-on-year. This contributed to annual growth of 2.5% in 1h17 coal imports to 94.3 Mt.