Monthly Archives: February 2015

China’s Grain Imports Accelerating Again

Chinese seaborne grain imports continued to grow rapidly in 2014, registering a 16.5% year-on-year increase to total 87.8mt in the full year, following an 8.2% expansion in full year 2013. Overall imports rose at a robust pace during the year … Continue reading

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China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Year

BEIJING — In a move aimed at countering international criticism of skyrocketing Chinese demand for ivory that is decimating African elephant populations, China announced on Thursday a one-year moratorium on the import of ivory carvings. Read Full at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/world/asia/china-bans-import-of-ivory-carvings-for-one-year.html?_r=0

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Diapers push Sakata’s exports to China to record high

The volume of freight handled at a port in Japan’s coastal Yamagata prefecture reached a record high in 2014 after it started exporting disposable diapers to China, reports the website of People’s Daily. Read Full at http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150225000007&cid=1202

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China petroleum supply/demand review and outlook

Oil markets have long been accustomed to taking their supply-demand cues from North American indicators: US crude and products stocks, rigs counts, refinery operating rates and more. But with the USA now self-sufficient in oil and gas, analysts are beginning … Continue reading

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Is China really the world’s largest exporter?

Is China the world’s largest exporter? The answer to this question should be a simple and resounding ‘yes’. The country has been the world’s largest exporter since 2009. China is not only the world’s largest exporter, it is the world’s … Continue reading

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China: Forest products industry on the rise in 2014

In 2014, China’s forest products industry output value and trade value reached US$ 848 billion and US$ 138 billion, up 11% and 9.5% respectively, as compared with 2013. Read Full at http://www.ihb.de/wood/news/China_imports_softwood_logs_hardwood_40606.html

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Ecuador, Vietnam shrimp exports to China Skyrocket

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