China’s crude imports from Iran down 2.1% to 2.6m tonnes in June

25 July 2012 08:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s imports of crude oil from Iran fell by 2.1% year on year to 2.6m tonnes in June, official data showed on Wednesday.

The country’s imports of crude from Iran fell by 20.5% year on year to 10.7m tonnes in the first six months of this year, according to China Customs.

Imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia rose by 15.7% year on year to 28m tonnes in the January-June period of this year, the data showed.

China imported 21m tonnes of crude from Angola in the first six months, representing a 35.2% year-on-year increase, according to China Customs.

Saudi Arabia and Angola are the two of the largest suppliers of crude oil to China.

The country’s total crude imports in the first half year increased 11% year on year to 140m tonnes, according to the data.


By: Fanny Zhang
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