China imported 840 million tonnes of iron ore over January-September, a year-on-year decrease of 3%, showed the latest data from the General Administration of Customs.
The imports amounted to $150.8 billion during the same period, surging 76% on the year, with the average import price calculated at $179.1/t, up 88.3% from a year ago.
China's iron ore imports stood at 95.61 million tonnes in September, falling 11.9% year on year and 1.9% from August. The imports were worth $16.96 billion, jumping 41.1% on the year but down 16.2% on the month. The import price averaged $177.4/t, rising 60.2% on the year but falling 14.5% on the month, data showed.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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