Iron-ore exports to China from Australia’s Port Hedland edge down in June

July 7, 2017

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Iron-ore shipments to China from Australia’s Port Hedland terminal dropped to 36.6-million tonnes in June from 38-million tonnes the month before, port data released on Friday showed.

Overall iron ore shipments from the world’s biggest export terminal for the steelmaking raw material dipped to 43.1-million tonnes from 44.08-million in May, according to the Pilbara Ports Authority. Port Hedland is used by three of Australia’s top four iron-ore miners, BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals Group and Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.

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