Asia Pacific Trade

May 2017

China’s gas imports are expected to rise on an annual basis during the summer, but a drop in piped supplies is limiting growth. 

China’s total piped supplies were down to around 7.2 mt in Q1, a decline of 14% year on year. Piped imports from Turkmenistan and Myanmar have fallen since the start of the year, but the stoppage in flows from Uzbekistan has been the driving factor of the decline. Uzbek supplies reached around 636,000 tons in Q1 2016, accounting for 8% of China’s piped...

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