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Australian April Iron Ore and Coal Exports

Coal, Iron Ore

Australia shipped 73.8 Mt of iron ore in April (wet basis), 0.7 Mt above the same month last year, according to official data. In January-April, exports were up 2.5 Mt year-on-year at 290.9 Mt.

In contrast, exports of coal fell 3.2 Mt year-on-year to 26.2 Mt, with January-April shipments 6.4 Mt below the same period last year at 110.3 Mt. Steam coal shipments declined by 1.4 Mt year-on-year to 13.8 Mt in April while coking coal fell 1.9 Mt to 12.4 Mt.

Meanwhile, bauxite exports rose to their highest in seven-months in April, 0.2 Mt above the same month last year at 3.2 Mt.