China’s imports of Iranian crude fell 39% to 1.6m tonnes in June

24 July 2013 08:22  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China imported 1.6m tonnes of crude oil from Iran in June, down by 39.1% from one year ago and 32.9% lower than imports in May, official data showed on Wednesday.

The country’s imports of Iranian crude in the first half year decreased by 1.9% year on year to 10.5m tonnes, data from China Customs showed.

The three biggest crude suppliers to China in June were Saudi Arabia, Angola and Russia with a shipment of 3.9m tonnes, 3.3m tonnes and 2.7m tonnes respectively.

China’s overall crude imports were 22.2m tonnes in June and 138.2m tonnes in the first half of the current year, according to the data.

By: Fanny Zhang
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