Iron ore im­ports jump 17 per­cent in De­cem­ber

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

China’s De­cem­ber iron ore im­ports surged 17 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous month to a record 96.27 mil­lion tons, cus­toms data showed on Wed­nes­day. Full-year ship­ments rose 2.2 per­cent to 952.72 mil­lion tons, ac­cord­ing to data from the Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cus­toms. But global min­ers can ex­pect a de­cline in de­mand this year as the steel sec­tor fur­ther curbs out­put.

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