Distribution of global iron ore exports in 2016, by major country

Leading exporting countries of iron ore 2016 This statistic shows the distribution of the top iron ore exporting countries worldwide in 2016. In that year, Australia was by far the country exporting the largest amount of iron ore. Some 57.3 percent of global iron ore exports came from Australia. Australia is able to export the most iron ore worldwide due to the fact that it also has the world's largest reserves of iron ore.
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Share of global iron ore exports
Australia57.3%
Brazil25.1%
South Africa4.3%
CIS*4%
EU-282.8%
Canada2.7%
Malaysia1.5%
Chile1%
Share of global iron ore exports
Australia57.3%
Brazil25.1%
South Africa4.3%
CIS*4%
EU-282.8%
Canada2.7%
Malaysia1.5%
Chile1%
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This statistic shows the distribution of the top iron ore exporting countries worldwide in 2016. In that year, Australia was by far the country exporting the largest amount of iron ore. Some 57.3 percent of global iron ore exports came from Australia. Australia is able to export the most iron ore worldwide due to the fact that it also has the world's largest reserves of iron ore.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* Commonwealth of Independent States.
All figures have been calculated based on WSA figures; the values have been rounded.

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