Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters

China-Australia relations

China-Australia relations: iron ore price surges amid strong demand and souring ties

  • The price of iron ore – a key raw material in steelmaking – has risen to the highest level since March 2013, according to the China Iron and Steel Association
  • The strained relationship between Beijing and Canberra is adding concerns that bilateral iron ore trade could be disrupted

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
Ships wait to be loaded with iron ore at Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photo: Reuters
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