UPDATE 1-China Sept fuel exports to North Korea sink, coal imports down on year -customs

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* Latest U.N. sanctions came into effect on Sept. 5

* U.N. move bans iron ore, lead, coal and seafood imports

* Coal imports just over 500,000 t

(Adds details throughout) BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) - China's fuel exports to North Korea fell sharply in September from a year earlier while imports of iron ore and lead concentrate sank after the United Nations' latest sanctions, customs data showed on Tuesday. China imported 511,619 tonnes of coal from North Korea, down 71.6 percent from a year earlier, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. The data represents the final shipments allowed through customs before the U.N. penalties came into force on Sept. 5, banning Pyongyang from selling coal, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood abroad. The U.N. Security council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions took effect this month, but China enforced the new measures from Aug. 15, amid growing pressure from the United States to rein in Pyongyang's missile programme.

Gasoline and diesel shipments remained at a trickle after

China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) suspended sales

of gasoline and diesel at the end of June to North Korea over concerns CNPC would not get paid for its goods. The measures are still in place, sources familiar with the matter say. The table below gives a breakdown of imports and exports of major commodities between the two nations:

Imports Sept 2017 yr-on-yr Jan-Sept % change

% change

Coal 511,619 -71.6 4,826,177 -71.2 Iron ore 3,035 -97.5 1,656,552 19.5 Lead ore & 1,321 -84 92,944 30.99

concentrates Exports

Ethanol 3,149 106.64 26,639 253.6 Gasoline 90 -99.6 46,159 -39.2 Diesel 16 -91.8 11,032 -63.6 Jet fuel 33 -29.96 1,256 49.08 Other fuel 2,350 -73.92 22,012 -17.31


Fuel No. 5-7 304 -50.17 4,886 -6.98 LPG 83 0.43 825 59.94 Corn 1,160 2008 50,018 3,459 Rice 2,396 -85.1 32,623 8.1

In tonnes except for ethanol in cubic metres

(Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Christian Schmollinger and Kenneth Maxwell)