China’s September Iranian crude imports fall by 24% year on year

26 October 2012 04:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 1.6m tonnes of crude oil from Iran in September, down by 24.1% from one year ago and 0.3% less than August, official data from China Customs showed on Friday.

The aggregated imports of Iranian crude oil in the first nine months of 2012 were at 15.8m tonnes, a decrease of 22% year on year, according to China Customs.

The three largest crude suppliers to China in September were Saudi Arabia, Angola and Oman respectively.

China imported a total of 20.1m tonnes of crude the previous month, with 20.2% of the imports arriving from Saudi Arabia, 18.3% from Angola and 9.9% from Oman.

By: Fanny Zhang
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