NO. 27

9 APRIL 1990

OPEC Crude Output Tops 24mn B/D In March

According to preliminary MEES estimates, crude oil production by the OPECmember countries (see table overleaf) rose to 24.09mn b/d in March, as comparedwith 23.62mn b/d in February and 23.32mn b/d in January.

The MEES estimate for March OPEC production is marginally higher than lastyear's monthly peak of 24.0mn b/d recorded in December, and represents thehighest monthly OPEC crude output registered since 1981. After reaching...