工业和信息化（DIIT）在北中国山西新闻部重申了加速连接本地企业对国家铁路系统专用铁路线建设计划。By 2020, all the province’s large-sized industrial and mining enterprises, whose annual delivery volume of goods is above 1.5 million tonnes, will start to build special short-distance rail links from their factories and mines to national trunk lines, according to a recent plan from the department.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the country’s governing body of all futures exchanges, has granted its approval, allowing three commodity exchanges to launch options contracts for six industrial products over June-August for trading, according to its official post on June 12.
The price of ferromolybdenum (FeMo) with 60% content in Northeast China rose to Yuan 100,000/tonne ($14,109/t) including 13% VAT as of June 12, up by a slight Yuan 1,000/t or 1% on week, Mysteel’s assessment showed. Mainly driving the uptick were the smelters firming their prices to offset higher input costs, and domestic steel mills with relatively high procurement demand last week, market sources said on Monday.
The declines in China’s total fixed asset investment (FAI) and the funding in the property market slowed further by May, with the former down 6.3% on year over January-May as against the 10.3% on-year fall in the first four months, and the latter dipping 0.3% as against the 3.3% fall by April, according to the latest data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on June 15.
Better than expected, China’s auto sales rose on year and on month for the second successive month in May after a 21-month continuing drop, up 14.5% on year or 5.9% on month to 2.2 million units, mainly due to the government’s preferential policies and robust demand for trucks for infrastructure construction, according to the release from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on June 11.
China’s sales of excavators for both domestic and overseas customers for May had rose on year for the third successive month, up 68% on year, as end-users had been booking in anticipation of more construction projects in the coming months, according to the latest statistics from the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) on June 9.
For January-May, China’s foreign trade value declined more deeply by 8% on year than the 7.5% on-year fall for the first four months, as the foreign trade for May alone reversed down on month by 1.2% or down more sharply by 9.3% on year, according to the latest statistics in terms of the U.S. dollar from the country’s General Administration of Customs on June 7.
China’s imports of copper concentrates and ores grew 2.2% on year to 9.26 million tonnes over January-May, lower than the 4.9% on-year rise over the first four months, as the COVID-19 had disrupted supplies from the overseas miners, according to the latest data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on June 7.
As part of the efforts to rescue the national economy from the negative impact of the COVID-19, China’s local authorities issued a total of Yuan 1.3 trillion ($182.6 billion) government bonds in May, or a record high month, to ensure adequate funding in infrastructure construction, according to a post by China’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) on June 3.