Japanese iron ore imports down in May

July 2, 2008

July 2nd (Steel Guru) – Japanese iron ore imports totaled 11.05 million tonnes in May, decreased by 10.1 % yoY as compared with may 2007. The import price was JPY 8,022 per tonne on average up by 8.7 % YoY.

It said that Japanese iron ore imports rose by 0.9 % to 57.07 million tonnes from January to May 2008 from the same time of 2007. The import average price was JPY 455 per tonne up by 7.1 % YoY.

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