2 Mar 2022
South African Seaborne Coal and Iron Ore Exports
Coal, Iron Ore, Minor Bulks
South Africa exported 5.2 Mt of steam coal in January, up 1.5 Mt from the same month a year before, according to customs data. Annual growth was driven by a 1.5 Mt increase in shipments to India to 2.6 Mt.
However, exports of iron ore from South Africa fell 0.3 Mt year-on-year to 4.4 Mt in January as higher shipments to Asian destinations were countered by a fall in cargoes to Europe.
Meanwhile, exports of manganese and chrome ore increased by 0.2 Mt year-on-year to a combined 2.7 Mt in January.