China sulphur imports drop by 160,392 tonnes in February

26 March 2010 14:57  [Source: ICIS news]

By Freda Gordon

LONDON (ICIS news)--Sulphur imports in China totalled 855,917 tonnes in February, down by 160,392 tonnes from January’s 1.02m tonnes, customs data showed on Friday.

Deliveries during January and February in 2010 totalled 1.87m tonnes, indicating a slight year on year drop of 3,935 tonnes. However, compared with the same period in 2008, sulphur imports were up by 194,324 tonnes.

In February, Canada was China’s largest sulphur supplier for the first time since November, with a total of 178,339 tonnes.

Kazakhstan delivered 139,091 tonnes to China, up by 42,213 tonnes from January’s total.

Imports from Iran reached 130,156 tonnes, up by 52,687 tonnes from January.

Saudi Arabia was China’s main sulphur supplier from January to February 2010, although total deliveries in February were just 82,064 tonnes, down from 286,985 tonnes in January.

($1 = €0.75)

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