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Exports Of Australian Iron Ore In 2004 (From Port Walcott)
= Exports amount to 47.9 million tons, up 10.02 million tons (26.5%) from 2003
  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, iron ore exports in 2004 (preliminary) were 47,877 thousand metric tons (Kt), with an increase of 10,022 Kt (26.5%) from 37,855 Kt in the previous year. Out of these 40,903 Kt were exported to four East Asian countries, up by 11,192 Kt (37.7%) from 29,711 Kt of 2003, while exports to Europe declined to 6,975 Kt, down by 1,102 Kt (13.7%) from 8,077 Kt in 2003.

  [Destination-wise exports]
Exports of iron ore from Port Walcott to East Asian countries largely expanded in contrast to Europe.
In terms of destinations, the largest tonnage of 25,550 Kt were exported to Japan as last year, with an increase of 2,899 Kt (12.8%) from 22,650 Kt of last year.

  Shipments to China followed Japan with 11,542 Kt, about 2.8 times the levels in the previous year constituting the largest increase for this shipping port. Exports to South Korea too increased 1,612 Kt (46.9%) to 3,691 Kt from 2,819 Kt. Those to Taiwan remained at 120 Kt nearly equaling to the volume of last year.

  Exports to Europe declined as a whole. England was the largest importer with 2,936 Kt, up 622 Kt (26.9%). Those to the Netherlands were down 1,612 Kt (46.9%) at 1,823 Kt; France down 390 Kt (25.0%) at 1,171 Kt: Spain up 256 Kt (61.5%) at 671 Kt.

  [Category-wise exports]
Lump and fines exports in 2004 were 14,110 Kt (29.5%) and 33,767 Kt (70.5%), respectively.
By destinations, lump / fines exports were respectively: Japan 34.9%, 65.1%, China 26.5%, 73.5%, South Korea 34.9%, 65.1%, England 9.2%, 90.8%, the Netherlands 14.6%, 85.4%, and France 24.8%, 75.2%.
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