China imports 22m tonnes of Iranian oil in 2012, down 21%

23 January 2013 08:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS) – China imported 22m tonnes of crude oil from Iran in 2012, a decrease of 20.7% year on year, official data showed on Wednesday.

The imports of Iranian crude in December were at 2.5m tonnes, a 3.6% increase year on year, according to China Customs.

Saudi Arabia, Angola and Russia are the three biggest crude suppliers to China in 2012 and their shipments account for 19.9%, 14.8% and 9.0% of China’s total imports respectively.

By: Fanny Zhang
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