Vale’s iron ore exports up 6.1% in January-August 2021
In August this year, Brazilian miner Vale’s iron ore export volume totaled 28.10 million mt, up 14.8 % compared to July and decreasing by 3.5 % compared to August 2020, according to Brazil’s National Union of the Industry of Extraction of Iron and Base Metals (Sinferbase).
In the January-August period of the current year, Vale’s iron ore exports rose by 6.1 % year on year to 178.12 million metric tons.
Meanwhile, in August this year Vale’s iron ore sales in its domestic market amounted to 1.58 million mt, increasing by 22.5 % year on year and down by 7.6 % month on month.
In the first eight months of the year, Vale’s iron ore sales in its domestic market totaled 11.64 million mt, increasing by 19.0 % as compared with the same period last year.