US iron ore output up 8.1 percent in March from February

US iron ore output up 8.1 percent in March from February

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US iron ore production in March this year amounted to 4.14 million mt, increasing by 8.1 percent compared to February and up by 11.6 percent year on year, according to figures from the Mineral Industry Survey released by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Meanwhile, US iron ore export shipments in March this year totaled 1.49 million mt, surging by 186.5 percent compared to the previous month and rising by 14.6 percent compared to March 2019.

In the January-March period of last year, US iron ore production totaled 11.8 million mt, increasing by 9.2 percent compared to the same period of 2019, while US iron ore export shipments amounted to 3.72 million mt, down by 7.9 percent year on year.

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