shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland terminal fell 12 percent in
October from a month earlier, port data released on Tuesday showed.
shipments to China from the world's biggest iron ore port totalled 32.8 million
tonnes in October, compared with September's 37.4 million tonnes, according to
the Pilbara Ports Authority.
figure was also down 7 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to
iron ore shipments from the port totalled 40.1 million tonnes, down 2 pct on
the same month a year earlier.
is used by three of Australia's top four iron ore miners, BHP Billiton,
Fortescue Metals Group and Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting.