Corrected: China’s bitumen imports down 42% in May on poor demand

27 June 2012 08:43  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS news story headlined "China’s bitumen imports down 42% in May on poor demand” dated 27 June 2012, please read in second paragraph … China imported 166, 327 tonnes of bitumen… instead of … China imported 288,166 tonnes of bitumen…A corrected story follows.

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s bitumen imports fell by 42% year on year in May because of poor demand, traders said on Wednesday.

China imported 166, 327 tonnes of bitumen in May, according to China Customs data.

Its bitumen imports from South Korea reached 84,105 tonnes in May, up by 56% from April, but down by 49% year on year, the data showed. 

The majority of the imports from South Korea were contract cargoes, traders said.

The country did not buy any bitumen from Taiwan or Thailand in the month, the data showed.

By: Alfa Li
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