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Finnish exports decrease 4%, imports 2% in February 2015: Customs

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HELSINKI: The value of Finnish exports decreased by 4% and imports decreased by 2% in February, compared with the same period last year, According to Customs. Finnish Customs released early data on the foreign trade of goods for February 2015. The value of Finnish exports reached nearly €4.2 billion and the value of imports was just under €4.4 billion. The ... Read More »

Greece imports 65% of natural gas from Russia

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ATHENS: The Greece’s Prime Minister Tsipras said  that “Greece imports around 65% of its natural gas from Russia, we intend to deepen energy cooperation with Moscow”. The Russian government is also willing to discuss with Greece the possibility of a loan and a discount on the price of gas, according to a Sputnik report. Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visiting Moscow ... Read More »

China imports 574,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine in Feb: Customs

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BEIJING: China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, imported 574,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine in February, nearly triple the level taken in the same month a year ago, official customs data showed. The February imports bring the total shipped from the Black Sea nation to 1.04 million tonnes for the first two months of 2015, more than five times the ... Read More »

Tokyo imports 26% more oil from Iran in 2015

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TOKYO: Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry announced that Tokyo imported 26 percent more oil from Iran in 2015. According to a report released by the ministry, Japan’s crude imports from Iran amounted to 1086 million kilo liters or 243,000 barrels per day, which shows a 26-percent increase compared with the previous month. Japan had imported 864,000 kilo liters ... Read More »

China automobile imports dip by 57% in Feb

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BEIJING: According to statistics from a report, Chinese automobile imports fell 57 percent in February, totaling 62,000 vehicles, while consumer end-sales decreased 32 percent, totaling 60,000 units. The fall in import automobile sales is a trend that already begun in January. Automobile imports and sales for the first two months of the year were both down nearly 20 percent from ... Read More »

China automobile imports dip by 57% in Feb

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BEIJING: According to statistics from a report, Chinese automobile imports fell 57 percent in February, totaling 62,000 vehicles, while consumer end-sales decreased 32 percent, totaling 60,000 units. The fall in import automobile sales is a trend that already begun in January. Automobile imports and sales for the first two months of the year were both down nearly 20 percent from ... Read More »

Turkey energy imports to cross $181 billion in 3 years

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ANKARA: According to the Medium-Term Economic Program, the country’s energy import bill will total $181.3 billion in next three years. Turkey’s energy import bill will total $181.3 billion in the next three years, figures in the Medium Term Economic Program show. The economic program for the years between 2015 and 2017 was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan Wednesday. ... Read More »

500 containers of Indian groundnut shipments stranded at Haiphong port in Vietnam

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HANOI: Nearly 500 containers of Indian groundnut shipments have been stranded at Haiphong port in Vietnam following the detection of groundnut seed beetle (Caryedon serratus) in the consignments. The presence of the beetle has resulted in the Far-East nation issuing a circular on February 6 this year to suspend imports from India. The suspension will come into effect from April ... Read More »

Ukraine strawberries imports fall 74% year-on-year

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KIEV: Ukraine’s imports of strawberries reached 7-year low in 2014 after a fall of 74% year-on-year. Greece traditionally led in strawberry exports to Ukraine with the share of 68% in Ukraine’s total imports. The Netherlands and Turkey accounted for 10% and 7%, respectively. Ukraine also remained a net importer of strawberries in 2014, despite an increase of 50% in exports. ... Read More »

China imports $8.56b worth of goods under CEPA: Customs

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SHINGAI: Since the putting into effect of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) in 2004, by the end of the year 2014, the mainland has imported an accumulation of USD8.56 worth of goods from the Hong Kong and Macau SARs, with RMB4.71 worth of preferential duties granted to these goods. Among them, USD8.47 billion worth of goods were imported from ... Read More »

China imports $8.56b worth of goods under CEPA: Customs

imports from Australia

SHINGAI: Since the putting into effect of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) in 2004, by the end of the year 2014, the mainland has imported an accumulation of USD8.56 worth of goods from the Hong Kong and Macau SARs, with RMB4.71 worth of preferential duties granted to these goods. Among them, USD8.47 billion worth of goods were imported from ... Read More »

China’s polymer imports fall 8% to 322,210 tonnes in Feb

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BEIJING: China’s import volumes of most key polymers fell in February, with the overall intake of petrochemicals showing a mixed picture, official data showed here the other day. The country’s imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) fell by 8% year on year to 322,210 tonnes, while its intake of low density polyethylene (LDPE) was down by 26% at 119,157 tonnes, ... Read More »

China iron ore imports down 0.9% to 146.6m tonnes in Jan-Feb: Customs

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BEIJING: China imported 146.6 million metric tons of iron ore in the first two months this year, down 0.9% compared to a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said here the other day. The country also imported 11.1 million tons of soybeans in the period, a 3.9% rise on year, as well as 697,000 tons of copper and copper ... Read More »

Australia imports record 137,000 tonnes fresh fruit worth A$348m

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CANBERRA: Australia’s fresh fruit imports reached a record 137,000 tonnes worth A$348m. Australia’s fruit imports grew by more than 30 per cent, but they still accounted for less than 10 per cent of total consumption in value terms. Australian consumers munched through 31 per cent more imported fruit in 2014 compared to 2013 as consumer demand for out-of-season fruit or ... Read More »

Indonesia Trade Ministry issues permits for imports 945,643 tons of raw sugar in Q2

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JAKARTA: The Trade Ministry has approved permits for sugar refiners to import 945,643 tons of raw sugar for the second quarter of this year. The figure is much higher than the 672,000 tons allocated for the first quarter ending in March. The ministry’s import director, Thamrin Latuconsina, said on Wednesday that the higher amount would allow refiners to meet stronger ... Read More »

China’s polymer imports fall 8% to 322,210 tonnes in Feb

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BEIJING: China’s import volumes of most key polymers fell in February, with the overall intake of petrochemicals showing a mixed picture, official data showed here the other day. The country’s imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) fell by 8% year on year to 322,210 tonnes, while its intake of low density polyethylene (LDPE) was down by 26% at 119,157 tonnes, ... Read More »

China iron ore imports down 0.9% to 146.6m tonnes in Jan-Feb: Customs

IRON ORE

BEIJING: China imported 146.6 million metric tons of iron ore in the first two months this year, down 0.9% compared to a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said here the other day. The country also imported 11.1 million tons of soybeans in the period, a 3.9% rise on year, as well as 697,000 tons of copper and copper ... Read More »

Rise of tusk smuggling: China bans ivory imports for 1 year

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BEIJING: China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the ban in a public notice issued here the other day, in which it said the administration would not handle any import request. The ban takes ... Read More »

Indonesia Trade Ministry issues permits for imports 945,643 tons of raw sugar in Q2

sugar

JAKARTA: The Trade Ministry has approved permits for sugar refiners to import 945,643 tons of raw sugar for the second quarter of this year. The figure is much higher than the 672,000 tons allocated for the first quarter ending in March. The ministry’s import director, Thamrin Latuconsina, said on Wednesday that the higher amount would allow refiners to meet stronger ... Read More »

Rise of tusk smuggling: China bans ivory imports for 1 year

ivory-tusks

BEIJING: China is banning the import of ivory products for one year amid criticism that its citizens’ huge appetite for ivory is threatening the existence of African elephants. The State Administration of Forestry declared the ban in a public notice issued here the other day, in which it said the administration would not handle any import request. The ban takes ... Read More »