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China's 2014 gold imports from Hong Kong fall from record

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China's gold imports from Hong Kong fell by nearly a third in 2014, data showed on Tuesday, as the top consumer's appetite waned after record purchases in the previous year.

[SINGAPORE] China's gold imports from Hong Kong fell by nearly a third in 2014, data showed on Tuesday, as the top consumer's appetite waned after record purchases in the previous year.

Net gold imports from main conduit Hong Kong fell to 813.13 tonnes last year from 1,158.16 tonnes in 2013, according to data e-mailed to Reuters by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department.

For the month of December, net gold imports into the mainland fell to 71.38 tonnes from 99.11 tonnes in November.

REUTERS