Chinas imports of iron ore and coking coal both rose in
September, according to Chinese customs data released Oct.
China imported 74.58
million tonnes of iron ore in September, up 8.1 percent from
August and a monthly record.
Arrivals from all of
the countrys top three suppliers increased, with
Australian-origin ore up 12.5 percent to 39.19 million tonnes,
imports from Brazil rising 1.3 percent to 13.77 million tonnes
and arrivals from South Africa increasing 5.2 percent to 3.77
India, which had
dropped from Chinas top ten list of suppliers for several
months, made a comeback in September as imports from the
country surged 78.1 percent to 1.35 million tonnes.
The monthly tally also
increased 15.1 percent year on year.
Coking coal imports
for the month rose 15.3 percent from August to 7.25 million
tonnes. The tally was also nearly triple that of a year
Australia, Chinas largest supplier, delivered 2.62
million tonnes of coking coal, up 5.7 percent from August.
Arrivals from Mongolia, Chinas second-largest supplier,
more than doubled to 1.9 million tonnes, and imports from
Canada increased 41.3 percent month on month to 1.26 million
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel