China October Diesel Imports Drop 86 Percent, Customs Data Show

China’s diesel imports fell 86 percent from a year earlier to 5,003 metric tons in October, the General Administration of Customs in Beijing said in an e-mailed statement today.

Exports of the fuel rose by 74 percent to 250,241 tons and overseas shipments of gasoline increased by 45 percent to 323,826 tons.

Liquefied natural gas imports were at 1.36 million tons, up 2.7 percent, while coal imports, including lignite, climbed 14 percent to 24.37 mln mt, the data show.

— With assistance by Kai Pin Yee, and Sarah Chen

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