China imports 1.3m tonnes of crude from Iran in January

27 February 2013 06:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 1.3m tonnes of crude from Iran in January, down by 37% from a year ago, official data showed on Wednesday.

The country’s total crude imports in January were 25.1m tonnes, 7.4% more than in the same period of the previous year, according to China Customs data.

Saudi Arabia, Angola and Iraq were the three biggest crude suppliers to China in January and their shipments accounted for 22%, 15% and 11% of the month’s total imports, respectively.

China’s average monthly imports of Iranian crude in 2012 were approximately 1.8m tonnes, 21% less than in 2011.

By: Fanny Zhang
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