China slowdown: why this time is different

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China is now world's second largest economy. Its energy economy is twice the size it was in 2008 but faces a number of challenges which are compounded by the trade disputes with the US. In this insight, we discuss China's commodity demand, how it has changed since 2008 and the short-term impact on oil, gas and coal. We also discuss the longer-term issues that might arise due to the current slowdown.

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  • China imports share in domestic demand
  • China imports share in global trade
  • Annual demand change for key commodities – base case vs low GDP, Mt

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