China’s crude imports show 8% year-on-year rise in December 2012

10 January 2013 06:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 23.7m tonnes of crude in December 2012, an 8.0% increase from a year ago and up by 1.3% from November, data from China Customs showed on Thursday.

Total crude imports in 2012 reached 271m tonnes, up by 6.8% from the previous year, according to China Customs.

The country’s December imports of ABS resins decreased by 18.7% year on year to 128,914 tonnes, while imports of polyester chips fell by 40% from a year ago to 12,713 tonnes, the data showed.

 

December 2012

January-December 2012

 

'000 tonnes

chg % (yoy)

'000 tonnes

chg % (yoy)

Imports

 

 

 

 

Crude

23,670

8.0

271,020

6.8

Oil products

4,160

3.0

39,820

-1.9

Primary shape plastics

2,060

-2.4

23,700

2.9

ABS resins

129

-18.7

1,665

-10.1

Polyester chips

13

-40.1

183

-7.3

Natural rubber

210

5.0

2,180

3.6

Synthetic rubber

123

-9.8

1,438

-0.5

 

exports

Crude

80

-75.8

2,430

-3.3

Oil products

2,520

12.0

24,290

-5.5

Plastic products

794

8.3

8,513

7.1

Source: China Customs


By: Fanny Zhang
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