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China’s Q1 iron ore imports up 8% on year


China imported a total of 283.4 million tonnes of iron ore over January-March, higher by 21 million tonnes or by 8% compared with the first quarter last year, according to the latest statistics released by the country's General Administration of Customs on April 13.
The on-year growth in imports during the first quarter was partly attributed to the relatively low base level in the same period of 2020 when Australia and Brazil, China’s two major iron ore suppliers, both witnessed disrupted iron ore shipments. “The volume of iron ore dispatched from ports in Western Australia


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