China imports 33.61 mln tons of iron ore concentrate in JulyPublished by MAC on 2007-09-07
China imports 33.61 mln tons of iron ore concentrate in July
Two weeks ago we reported that China had measurably increased its import of a variety of non-ferrous metals in the first seven months of this year. Last week, official figures showed that China imported 33.61 million tons of iron ore concentrate in July - up 24.94 percent on the same period last year.
Australia was China's largest single iron ore supplier that month, exporting 12.44 million tons: followed by India at 5.24 million tons, according to statistics released by the General Administration of Customs.
China imported 221.50 million tons of iron ore concentrate in the first seven months of the year, with Australia providing more than a third of the total, and India over a fifth.
Source: General Administration of Customs, from Interfax China Metals, 7 September 2007