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China’s imports of top Aussie exports – copper, iron ore – dropped in June, the official data released today showed. Consequently, the Australian dollar (AUD) may remain on the defensive.  

Key points (Source: Reuters)

  • Copper: China imported 448,000 tonnes in June vs 470,000 tonnes in May.
  • Iron ore: China imported  83.24 million tonnes in June vs 94.13 million tonnes in May.
  • Crude oil: China imported 34.35 million tonnes vs 39.04 million tonnes in May