China’s mixed aromatics imports more than doubled in November

Source: ICIS News


SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 815,400 tonnes of mixed aromatics in November, 2.29 times as much as the month-ago level and up by 11.85% year on year, the latest official customs data showed.

The country’s import volume went back to normal levels in November following a plunge in the previous month.

More cargoes globally were delivered into the US in October to cover local shortfall following output disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey in September.

In November, most of the shipments originated from Singapore and the Netherlands, according to data from China Customs. (please see the graphs below)

The data also showed more than half of the cargoes arrived into the country via Nanjing customs in east China.

Meanwhile, China imported about 8,000 tonnes of solvent mixed xylene and 4,000 tonnes of heavy mixed aromatics and other mixtures in the month, customs data showed.