China's soybean, iron ore imports drop in first halfBusiness | 12 Jul 2019 6:38 pm
China imported more major commodities in the first half of this year, data from the General Administration of Customs showed today, Xinhua reports.
Imports of crude oil climbed by 8.8 percent year-on-year to 245 million tons.
A total of 46.92 million tons of natural gas were imported during the period, up by 11.6 percent from one year earlier. Imports of coal increased 5.8 percent year-on-year to 154 million tons.
However, iron ore imports fell by 5.9 percent to 499 million tons. Soybean imports also went down 14.7 by percent year-on-year to 38.27 million tons.