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China’s Diesel Imports Drop 75 Percent in May, Customs Data Show

June 21, 2013

China’s diesel imports fell 75 percent from a year earlier to 50,129 metric tons in May, the General Administration of Customs said in an e-mailed statement today.

Exports of the fuel increased by 27 percent to 227,133 tons and overseas shipments of gasoline rose 213 percent to 415,710 tons.

Imports of liquefied natural gas were at 1.35 million tons, up 19 percent, and coal imports, including lignite, increased 5.6 percent to 27.57 million tons, the data show.

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