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The Chinese government hiked gasoline retail ceiling prices once and cut three times over the first quarter of 2014 as international crude prices fluctuated. The wholesale price fell by 3.7%, compared with the price at the end of 2013, because of a demand lull season.
Gasoline consumption in the period declined slightly from the last quarter of 2013. China’s gasoline-fueled vehicles fell by 9% quarter on quarter in January-March. Furthermore, unfavourable weather conditions in most regions also lowered the gasoline consumption. At the same time, ICIS C1’s survey showed a 2% increase in the consumption of compressed natural gas (CNG) for cars during this period from the end of 2013. CNG is a substitute for gasoline.
China’s diesel prices slumped by 8.7% in the first quarter, as demand from the agriculture, infrastructure and industry sectors fell to the bottom due to the Lunar New Year holiday as well as a sluggish economy. Supply was sufficient as few major refineries were shut for maintenance on low temperatures. China maintained high gasoil exports in the period in view of the oversupply. However, stocks still built up. The country may cut its gasoil exports in the second quarter of this year when supply is expected to drop and demand is expected to increase.
China’s gasoil exports averaged 350,000 tonnes per month in January-March, largely flat year on year, because of supply glut.
Updated to Q1 2014
ICIS provides insights into the Chinese petroleum industry, publishing weekly updates on market developments along with detailed annual analysis.
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ICIS offers an unmatched historical data series thanks to its pioneering work on the energy markets. Whether you are looking to build pricing models, analyse past trends or strengthen your risk management strategy, ICIS historical data will help you make better decisions and complete your data archive.
Our historical pricing information includes price assessments, indices and trades and - for some markets - stretches as far back as 1994. Our historical data suite can provide you with: price assessments and trades for Europe's most liquid hubs; benchmark indices series for flagship NBP market; unrivalled price history for seven European power markets; LNG price assessments, pool prices and trades; detailed pricing information for the crude oil, carbon and coal markets; tailored packages to suit your needs.
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