While weaknesses in coal and liquefied natural gas exports were expected given slowing consumption due to the pandemic, the monthly slip in iron ore exports was surprising. Photo: Reuters
While weaknesses in coal and liquefied natural gas exports were expected given slowing consumption due to the pandemic, the monthly slip in iron ore exports was surprising. Photo: Reuters

Australia’s export surge to China tails off amid rising trade tensions and lower iron ore production

  • Iron ore exports to China in July were 10.5 per cent higher compared to a year earlier, but dropped significantly compared to June
  • Trade tensions between the two countries have been on the rise this year with barley, beef and wine exports from Australia to China in the spotlight

While weaknesses in coal and liquefied natural gas exports were expected given slowing consumption due to the pandemic, the monthly slip in iron ore exports was surprising. Photo: Reuters
While weaknesses in coal and liquefied natural gas exports were expected given slowing consumption due to the pandemic, the monthly slip in iron ore exports was surprising. Photo: Reuters
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