China, the world's top consumer and producer of a broad range of commodities and the second-largest oil user, has been one of the main drivers of the commodities bull market in the last few years but the country has been hit by slackening demand due to the global economic downturn.
It has been reporting trade and output data for December. Below are links to Reuters stories on the data. GROWTH SLOWS > China's economy slows sharply as crisis bites [ID:nPEK340437] TRADE > China apparent copper demand up 7 pct in 08,slowing[ID:nSP400387] > China's December refined copper imports hit record [ID:nHKG15221] > China Dec LNG imports drop 23 pct, no spot trades [ID:nSYD34882] OUTPUT > China Dec refined copper output rises 3 pct on yr [ID:nPEK282915] > China says Dec crude runs drop most in 7-½ yrs [ID:nPEK6220] > China 2008 crude steel output rises 2 pct [ID:nSHA10981] > China power output falls for a 3rd month in Dec [ID:nPEK14077] > China 2008 grain output at record -stats bureau [ID:nPEK310049] TABLES > China Dec crude oil imports and exports [ID:nPEK38135] > China's Dec crude, oil products, natgas output [ID:nPEK366169] > China's Dec oil product imports, exports
[ID:nPEK5831] > China's Dec oil product exports details
[ID:nPEK367892] > China Dec LNG imports, exports
[ID:nPEK175774] > China Dec and 2008 base metals output [ID:nHKG5510] > China Dec and 2008 basemetal trade summary [ID:nPEK1166] > China Dec and 2008 copper imports, exports [ID:nPEK254392] > China's Dec power generation down 7.9 pct [ID:nPEK9610] > China Dec coal exports, imports plunge [ID:nSHA276371] > China December 2008 edible oils trade
[ID:nPEK71698] > China 2008 aluminium exports, imports
[ID:nHKG1234] > China 2008 nickel, lead, zinc, tin trade [ID:nHKG2938] > China 2008 December silver, platinum trade [ID:nSHA5072] > China 2008 Dec iron ore, steel trade [ID:nSHA914] > China 2008 December minor metals trade [ID:nSHA4207] > China December sugar, cotton, rubber trade [ID:nSHA6261] > China December 2008 soybean, rapeseed, meal export[ID:nPEK301113] > China December 2008 soybean, rapeseed, meal import[ID:nPEK276594] > China Dec ethanol exports double, imports vanish [ID:nPEK395] GRAPHICS > China Dec copper imports: here > China apparent refined copper demand here > China refiners slash runs: here > China power output falls for a third month: here > China steel production and exports: here > China LNG imports: here > China GDP growth slows: here > China industrial output: here