SÃO PAULO Brazils iron ore exports fell 1.3 percent last
year to 326.5 million tonnes, Brazilian customs figures
China took 169.94 million tonnes of that, accounting for 52
percent of the total vs. a 49.6-percent share in 2011.
Exports to the European Union fell 10.9 percent to 55.82
million tonnes from 62.62 million tonnes in 2011, while those
to Japan declined 16.5 percent to 31.17 million tonnes from
37.33 million tonnes.
In December, Chinas intake of Brazilian iron ore fell
7.8 percent year on year to 17.01 million tonnes, Europes
fell 15.8 percent to 4.66 million tonnes and Japans fell
3.6 percent to 4.72 million tonnes.
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.