As has also been more widely reported today, China’s December import data was released.  China imported 30.9 MMT of coal in December.  This is down month-on-month by 1.4 MMT (-4%) and is down year-on-year by less than 100,000 tons. 

Iron ore imports totaled 90.9 MMT.  This is down month-on-month by 8 MMT (-8%) but is up year-on-year by 4.8 MMT (6%). 

Soybean imports totaled 10.6 MMT.  This is up month-on-month by 3.2 MMT (43%) and is up year-on-year by 1.7 MMT (19%).