05.01.2009 - Growth of China's energy imports slows in Jan.-Nov. 2008 but value soars
From Xinhua: China imported 240 million tonnes of major energy commodities (oil, refined products, natural gas and coal) in the first 11 months of 2008, up 3.7 percent year-on-year, according to a report released on Sunday by the General Administration of Customs. The growth rate was 9.7 percentage points below the year-earlier level. These imports were valued at 158.6 billion U.S. dollars, up 74 percent, and they accounted for 14.9 percent of total imports for the 11 months......Full Article: Source