China’s crude imports from Iran down by 4.3% in April

24 May 2013 07:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s imports of crude from Iran fell by 4.3% year on year to 1.5m tonnes in April, official data showed on Friday.

On a month-on-month basis, its imports from Iran dropped by 11.9%, data from China Customs showed.

In January-April this year, China’s imports of Iranian crude was up by 11.4% year on year at 6.6m tonnes, it showed.

Overall crude imports rose by 3.7% year on year to 23.1m tonnes in April, according to the data.

Saudi Arabia, Angola and Venezuela were the three biggest crude suppliers in April, contributing 5m, 3.7m and 1.9m tonnes of the material, respectively.

By: Fanny Zhang
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