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China's Aug base metals summary

Date Sep 27 2017 17:10:27

Sep 26 (Reuters) - The following table shows China's imports and exports of refined copper, aluminium, nickel, lead, zinc and tin in August 2017 and the first 8 months of the year, as provided by China's General Administration of Customs in official customs data. All percentage changes are from a year earlier.

  Aug  Year to date
tonnes pct chg $/tonnes tonnes pct chg
IMPORTS          
Refined copper 254,672 9.77 6,362.40 2,081,683 -18.68
Primary aluminium 7,706 -20.67 2,103.33 85,436 34.55
Refined nickel, alloy 18,159 -39.08 10,318.57 137,061 -52.79
Refined lead 3,700 12,574.65 2,460.39 62,485 37,213.04
Refined zinc 65,609 159.28 2,965.95 314,086 -5.97
Zinc alloy 9,240 1.44 2,867.52 70,641 7.86
Refined tin, alloy 348 -53.83 20,171.21 2,933 -46.34
 
EXPORTS          
Refined copper 31,468 -45.04 5,911.72 217,556 -35.12
Primary aluminium 240 -69.46 2,467.73 10,892 -33.72
Refined nickel, alloy 1,100 -44.5 9,289.90 12,825 34.64
Refined lead 141 4,038.74 2,548.99 2,665 -82.27
Refined zinc 938 -27.8 2,994.68 12,320 -15.21
Zinc alloy 177 167.76 3,110 584 -39.91
Refined tin, alloy 359 35,155.16 5,874.91 1,260 73.83
Edited by SHMET

China Aug exports rise 5.5 pct, imports up 13.3 pct

Date Sep 08 2017 16:07:45

BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) - China's August exports rose by 5.5 percent from a year earlier, roughly in-line with expectations, while imports beat forecasts, growing 13.3 percent, official data showed on Friday.

    That left the country with a trade surplus of $41.99 billion for the month, the General Administration of Customs said, the lowest since May. 

    Analysts polled by Reuters had expected August shipments from the world's largest exporter to have risen 6.0 percent, easing from 7.2 percent growth in July.

    Imports had been expected to have climbed 10.0 percent, after rising 11.0 percent in July.

    Analysts were expecting China's trade surplus to have widened to $48.6 billion in August from July's $46.73 billion.

    After several lean years, China's trade performance has rebounded this year thanks to strong demand at home and abroad.

    While exports are contributing to China's economic growth once again, global investors have been more focused on its strong appetite for industrial commodities such as iron ore and coal, which is boosting resources prices worldwide.

Edited by SHMET

China August copper imports at 390,000 tonnes

Date Sep 08 2017 16:07:24

BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) - China's imports of copper flat from month ago to 390,000 tonnes in August, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. 

     Copper imports to China, the world's leading copper and aluminium consumer, include anode, refined, alloy and semi-finished copper products. 

     The country exported 410,000 tonnes of unwrought aluminium and aluminium products, including primary, alloy and semi-finished aluminium products, in August, down from July's 440,000 tonnes. 

Edited by SHMET

China August iron ore imports at 88.66 mln tonnes, up 2.8 pct from July

Date Sep 08 2017 16:07:07

BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) - China imported 88.66 million tonnes of iron ore in August, up 2.8 percent from the previous month, official data from China's customs authority showed.

     Imports of steel products rose 1.0 percent to 0.99 million tonnes while exports fell 6.3 percent to 6.52 million tonnes. 

Edited by SHMET

China August rare earth exports at 4,185 tonnes

Date Sep 08 2017 16:06:39
BEIJING, Sept 8 (Reuters) - China, the world's largest rare earth exporter, sold 4,185 tonnes of rare earths in August, down 3.9 percent from July, figures from the General Administration of Customs of China showed. Edited by SHMET
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