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TABLE-China preliminary November commodity trade data
December 8, 2017 / 6:04 AM / in 4 days

TABLE-China preliminary November commodity trade data

    BEIJING, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's General Administration of Customs released preliminary trade data for
November on Friday. 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                            
                  Nov        Prev month    Pct change      Year ago     Pct change  Year to date  Pct change
                 mln T         mln T                        mln T                      mln T           
 Imports:                                                                                              
 Crude oil       37.04         31.03          19.4          32.35          14.5        385.98         12
 Refined          2.54          1.95          30.3            2            27.0        26.89          6.5
 products                                                                                         
 Fuel Oil No.     1.07          0.79          35.4           0.86          24.4        12.14         16.4
 5-7                                                                                              
 Natural gas      6.55          5.81          12.7           4.62          41.8         60.7         26.5
 Exports:                                                                                              
 Crude oil        0.85          0.27          214.8          0.19         347.4         4.7          81.1
 Refined          5.79          3.71          56.1           4.85          19.4         46.1          7.3
 products                                                                                         
 Net Imports:                                                                                          
 Crude oil       36.19         30.76          17.7          32.16          12.5        381.28        11.5
 Refined         -3.25         -1.76          -84.7         -2.85         -14.0        -19.21        -8.5
 products                                                                                         
 
Note: Natural gas and fuel oil No. 5-7 exports will appear in final trade data.
    
BASE METALS
                      Nov      Previous month  Pct change  Year ago   Pct change   Year to date   Pct change
 Imports:            tonnes        tonnes                   tonnes                    tonnes           
 Unwrought copper   470,000       390,000         20.5      380,000      23.7        4,240,000       -5.0
 Copper ores                                                                                           
 & concentrates    1,780,000     1,400,000        27.1     1,760,000      1.1       15,700,000       2.6
 Exports:                                                                                              
 Unwrought                                                                                             
 aluminium                                                                                        
 and products       380,000       440,000        -13.6      380,000      0.00        4,350,000       3.7
 Note: Unwrought copper imports includes anode, refined, alloy and semi-finished products. Unwrought aluminium
exports include primary metal and alloy and semi-finished products.
    
COAL, IRON & STEEL
                    Nov     Previous month  Pct change   Year ago   Pct change   Year to date   Pct change
 Imports:          mln T        mln T                      mln T                     mln T           
 Coal (incl        22.05        21.28           3.6        26.97       -18.2        248.17          8.5
 lignite)                                                                                       
 Iron ore          94.54        79.49          18.9        91.98        2.8         990.73          6.0
 Steel products    1.14          0.95          20.0        1.11         2.7          12.1           0.6
 Exports:                                                                                            
 Coal (incl        0.75          0.12          525.0       0.82        -8.5          7.47          -6.9
 lignite)                                                                                       
 Coke &            0.97          0.34          185.3       0.93         4.3          7.05          -23.5
 semi-coke                                                                                      
 Steel products    5.35          4.98           7.4        8.12        -34.1         69.83         -30.7
 Rare Earths       4,103        3,467          18.3        3,987        2.9         46,043          10
 Net Exports:                                                                                        
 Steel products    4.21          4.03           4.5        7.01        -39.9         57.73         -34.9
 Note: Rare earth export figures are in tonnes
    
SOFTS & GRAINS
                Nov     Previous month  Pct change  Year ago   Pct change  Year to date  Pct change
 Imports:     tonnes        tonnes                   tonnes                   tonnes          
 Soybeans      8.68          5.86          48.1       7.84        10.7        85.99         14.8
 Edible veg   540,000      470,000         14.9      510,000      5.9       5,170,000       8.5
 oil                                                                                     
 Rubber*      670,000      530,000         26.4      560,000      19.6      6,320,000       24.4
 (natural and                                                                                 
 synthetic)                                                                              
 Exports:                                                                                     
 Rice         149,032       90,725         64.3      67,088      122.1      1,127,631       152
 Note: Soybean figures are in millions of tonnes

 (Reporting by Lusha Zhang, Stella Qiu, Judy Hua and Se Young Lee)
  

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