Port Hedland Iron Ore Throughput
Iron ore throughout at Port Hedland reached 45.8 Mt in April, the highest recorded total for that month and up 0.7 Mt year-on-year, according to port authority data. Exports to China rose 3.2 Mt to 39.5 Mt, however shipments to Japan and South Korea fell 1.1 Mt and 1.2 Mt to a respective 1.7 Mt and 3.1 Mt. Throughput was 8.2 Mt above the same four months last year to 179.7 Mt in the period January-April.
By contrast, iron ore throughput at Dampier fell 1.3 Mt year-on-year in April to 9.9 Mt. Shipments have now fallen in six of the past seven months.