China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP
China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP

China’s appetite for Australian iron ore, beef and gold push May exports to 4-year high, despite trade tensions

  • Australia exported A$39 billion (US$29.3 billion) in merchandise goods last month, of which China bought A$16 billion, or about 41 per cent
  • China’s purchases of iron ore from Australia rose AU$2 billion or 20 per cent over the month, while meat imports increased 28 per cent to A$57 million

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China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP
China’s purchases of Australian products including iron ore pushed the country’s monthly exports to the highest level since 2017. Photo: AFP
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