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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

China Jan-May iron ore imports at 190 MT

BEIJING, June 11 (Reuters) - China's iron ore imports in the first five months of the year rose 19.6 percent from a year earlier to 190 million tonnes, China's customs administration said in a news release on Wednesday.

The figure indicated that China's iron ore imports in May retreated to about 36.5 million tonnes from a record 42.8 million tonnes in April, according to calculations from previously released figures. (Reporting by Niu Shuping and Alfred Cang; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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