Middle East Economic Survey


No 43


Chinas Crude Oil Imports Decline During September

China imported 20.45mn tons (4.82mn b/d) of crude oil in September, according to data released by Chinas General Administration for Customs. September imports are 2.8% below the August total of 21.04mn b/d and 12.2% below the September 2010 import total of 23.29mn tons. During the January-September 2011 period, China has imported a total of 186.77mn tons of crude oil. Total crude imports...