China’s imports of Iranian crude decrease by 19.7% in August

25 September 2012 07:20  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 1.6m tonnes of Iranian crude in August, down by 19.7% year on year and 18.3% month on month, China Customs data showed on Tuesday.

Total crude imports from Iran in January-August this year were 14.2m tonnes, 21.8% less than the same period in 2011, the China Customs data showed.

Iran was the fourth biggest crude suppliers to China in August, after Saudi Arabia, Angola and Russia, according to the data.

China imported 18.4m tonnes of crude in August, with 16.4% of that coming from Saudi Arabia and 14.4% from Angola, according to the data.

By: Fanny Zhang
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