A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP
A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP

China-Australia relations: bad weather and seasonal slowdowns weigh on key exports such as iron ore

  • Throughout January, the ports authority in Australia’s Pilbara mining region issued several cyclone warnings, resulting in iron ore production being seasonally low to start the year
  • There was also less demand from Chinese steel mills last month due to unusually cold weather and a coronavirus outbreak in Hebei

Topic |   China-Australia relations
A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP
A man in Beijing walks by an advertisment promoting imported beef from Australia. The Australian beef trade with China had a tumultuous 2020 due to the trade suspensions of five processing plants. Photo: AP
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