China imported 1.04 billion tonnes of iron ore over January-November, falling 3.2% compared with the same period a year ago, showed the latest data from the General Administration of Customs on December 7.
The imports amounted to $176.42 billion during the same period, surging 59.3% on the year, with the average import price calculated at $169.9/t, up 70.1% from a year ago.
China's iron ore imports stood at 100 million tonnes in November, rising 6.9% year on year and 14.6% from October. The imports were worth $12.01 billion, up 1.9% on the year but down 4.3% on the month. The import price averaged $114.5/t, down 4.7% on the year and 16.5% on the month, data showed.
(Writing by Lilya Li Editing by Harry Huo)
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