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China preliminary February commodity trade data

Date 3/13/2018 4:47:59 PM

March 8 (Reuters) - China's General Administration of Customs released

preliminary trade data for February on Thursday. The tables below show selected commodity and energy trade volumes, compared with the previous month and a year earlier, as well as year-to-date figures.

    The previous month and previous year figures do not reflect official revisions, which have not been provided.

  The percentage changes for year-to-date figures come directly from Customs. All other percentage changes are calculated by Reuters. Net figures are calculated by Reuters, including the percentage changes, even for year-to-date.

    Detailed final figures from Customs with a further breakdown will be released later in the month.

   

CRUDE OIL & REFINED PRODUCTS

                       

                                                      Feb                       Year to date

_____________________tonnes       pct chg        $/tones         pct chg

IMPORTS:                                                                                   

  Crude oil                 32.26     40.64     -20.6     31.78       1.5         72.90      10.8

  Refined products    2.61      2.87        -9.0        2.39         9.2        5.49        10.0

  Fuel Oil No. 5-7      1.09       1.62       -32.8      1.09        -0.2        2.71        21.7

  Natural gas              6.94      7.77       -10.7      4.92        41.0       14.68      36.7

EXPORTS:                                                                                   

  Crude oil                   0.04      0.39      -90.5      0.05       -26.0        0.44      -19.0

  Refined products     3.48      4.12      -15.4      4.26       -18.2        7.61       4.6

Net Imports:                                                                               

  Crude oil                   32.22     40.25     -19.9     31.73       1.6       72.47      11.0

  Refined products      -0.87     -1.25      30.2      -1.87      53.3       -2.12       7.2

                                                                                     

BASE METALS

 

                                                   Feb                       Year to date

_____________________ tonnes       pct chg        $/tones         pct chg

IMPORTS:                     

Unwrought copper       352,000   440,000     -20.0   340,000       3.5     794,000       9.8

Copper ores                                                                                

& concentrates         1,452,000  1,620,000    -10.4 1,430,000      1.5    3,074,000    12.7

EXPORTS:                                                                                   

Unwrought aluminium                                                                         

and products             372,000     440,000       -15.5   260,000       43.1    817,000    25.8