June 28 – China's corn imports increased 74-fold year on year to 1.88 million tons in the first five months of 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture said, without giving reasons.
June 28 – China's coal production amounted to the equivalent of 1.96 billion tons of oil in 2011, making it the world's largest producer of the resource, according to a report issued by BP. Meanwhile, the US, the world's second largest coal producer, turned out 556 million tons during the same period, the report added. China was also the world's largest coal consumer last year, using the equivalent of 1.84 billion tons of oil.
June 27 – Output from China's coal industry has increased 14-fold to ¥2.21 trillion in 2011 compared with a decade ago, according to CIConsulting.
June 25 – China's annual shale gas production is expected to hit 6.5 billion m3 by the end of 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission predicted.
June 21 – China's sugar imports were up 47% year on year to 254,046 tons in May, and more than doubled to 1.06 million tons in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, customs figures show.
June 21 – China's coal imports were up 51.3% year on year to 20.53 million tons in May, customs figures show.
June 21 – China's refined oil consumption was up 4% year on year to 20.93 million tons and diesel consumption was up 3.9% to 13.22 million tons in May, the National Development and Reform Commission said.
June 21 – China's natural gas imports were up 28.8% year on year to 3.3 billion m3 in May and were up 42.8% to 16.3 billion m3 in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, the National Development and Reform Commission said. Natural gas consumption was up 12.9% year on year to 11.3 billion m3 in May and was up 15.9% to 61.3 billion m3 in the first five months.
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