Port Hedland iron ore exports were down a little for the month of January following the records shattered in December, in part due to adverse weather over the unpredictable summer season.
Nevertheless, there has never been a January like it, with both throughput and export volumes shipped up by a massive 19 per cent year-on-year.
The Port of Port Hedland achieved monthly throughput of 40.5Mt with iron ore exports for the month totalling 40.2Mt.
Total throughput for Pilbara Ports was 52.3 million tonnes in January, a 12 per cent increase from 2016.
Huge numbers! Though China's port stocks are now looking a bit fullish...