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Australian Iron Ore and Coal Exports

Coal, Iron Ore

Australian iron ore exports climbed to a monthly record of 85.8 Mt in December (wet basis), up from 75.3 Mt in November and 4.2 Mt higher year-on-year, official data show. At 917.0 Mt, full-year 2021 shipments were 3.6 Mt higher than in 2020.

By contrast, Australian coal exports fell 3.5 Mt to 367.5 Mt in 2021. This corresponds with coking coal shipments decreasing by 2.9 Mt to 168.8 Mt and steam coal exports dropping by 0.7 Mt to 198.7 Mt.