April 26 - China's demand for gold and coffee will rise, demand for metals will slow and demand crops and meats will fall in the next five years as the nation steers away from an export-focused economic structure while consumer spending is expected to gain momentum, according to a Barclays Capital report.
http://futures.hexun.com/2012-04-26/140832834.html

April 24 - Corn rose on speculation that China, the world's largest pork consumer, will buy more US grain to meet expanding demand for feed from hog producers, Bloomberg reported. China's state traders may buy US corn if price falls to $5.5 a bushel, the China National Grain & Oils Information Center said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-23/corn-gains-on-speculation-china-to-buy-u-s-grain-wheat-rises.html

April 23 - China's copper concentrate imports were up 80% year on year to 345,667 tons in March and were up 77% to 1.06 million tons in the first three months of 2012, according to customs figures. China is the world's largest copper consumer.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001481.asp

April 23 - China's soybean imports were up 37% year on year to 4.83 million tons in March and were up 21% to 13.31 million tons in the first three months of 2012, according to customs figures. China is the world's largest soybean buyer.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001475.asp

April 23 - China's cotton imports were up 126% year on year to 625,196 tons in March and were up 84% to 1.57 million tons in the first three months of 2012, according to customs figures. China is the world's largest cotton consumer and buyer.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001468.asp

April 23 - China's corn imports totaled 471,985 tons in March and 1.74 million tons in the first three months of 2012, up substantially from 2,303 tons and 5,216 tons respectively from the same periods a year ago, according to customs figures.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001475.asp

April 23 - China's coal imports were up 93% year on year to 17.08 million tons in March, according to customs figures.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001470.asp

April 23 - China's natural gas imports were up 86.2% year on year to 1.2 million tons in March and were up 88.7% to 3.52 million tons in the first three months of 2012, according to customs figures.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120423/BCHc-001470.asp

April 20 - China's commercial crude oil stockpiles rose 2% in March from the previous month, according to a tracking system run by Xinhua News Agency. No exact figures were disclosed.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120420/BCHc-001507.asp

April 19 - China imported 9.7 billion m3 of natural gas and liquefied natural gas in Q1 2012, up 65.5% from the same period a year ago, the National Development and Reform Commission said. The nation's natural gas consumption was up 19.7% year on year to 39 billion m3 during the quarter.
http://cn.wsj.com/gb/20120419/BCHc-000070.asp

April 17 - China consumed 45.68 million tons of refined oil in the first two months of 2012, including 28.75 million tons of diesel and 13.88 million tons of gasoline, up 1.4%, 4.3% and 13.7% respectively from the same period a year earlier, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
http://company.cnstock.com/industry/top/201204/1964821.htm

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