Brazilian iron ore exports increased 35.5 percent year on year
in January, the countrys foreign trade ministry said Feb.
Exports totaled about 24.56
million tonnes, up from 18.18 million tonnes in the same month
Brazils iron ore exports
in January 2012 had been severely affected by reduced demand
from China and the European Union, as well as heavy rains in
the southeastern part of the country.
Export revenue totaled $2.25
billion in January, up from $1.83 billion a year earlier.
Iron ore prices averaged $91.60
per tonne f.o.b. last month, down from $100.90 per tonne a year
On a monthly basis, Brazilian
iron ore exports fell 23.5 percent in January from 32.25
million tonnes in December 2012, according to the ministry.
Export revenue declined 19.9 percent from $2.81 billion in the