China’s bitumen imports increase 4% in August

26 September 2012 09:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 328,217 tonnes of bitumen in August, an increase of 4% from one year earlier and 2% from July as demand increased on the back of new infrastructure projects starting, market sources said on Wednesday.

South Korea was the biggest bitumen supplier to China in August, with shipment volumes of 204,529 tonnes that accounted for 62.3% of China’s total bitumen imports, according to China Customs data.

Singapore was the second-biggest supplier, sending 80,251 tonnes of the material to China last month, accounting for 24.5% of the total, the data indicated.

The imports of Japanese bitumen reached 11,213 tonnes in August, up from 8,016 tonnes in July and compared with zero bitumen imports from Japan in the same month a year earlier.

By: Alfa Li
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