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    China's gas imports up 20% in Q1

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Gas imports in March were also sharply higher.

by: Shardul Sharma

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China's gas imports up 20% in Q1

China’s natural gas imports via pipeline and in the form of LNG in January-March were up 19.6% year/year to 29.38mn metric tons (mt), according to customs department data published on April 13. 

Imports in March came in at 8.72mn mt, up 26% yr/yr. Chinese gas usage has spiked in recent months as a result of a rise in economic activity.  

Thanks to a recovery in demand in the second of 2020, Asia's biggest economy last year imported 101.66mn metric tons of natural gas, up 5.3% yr/yr, the customs department said in January.